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The Big Brown coal mine and power plant pictured above is one of several mining operations owned by Luminant. In 2014, after the company declared bankruptcy, the Railroad Commission forced it to switch from self-bonds to collateral bonds. by

Mine Games

With little more than a promise, the Texas Railroad Commission is trusting a struggling coal industry to pay for the cost of cleaning up old mines.

In mid-2014, Texas’ biggest utility, Energy Future Holdings, was about to file for bankruptcy, and Texas regulators suddenly had a big problem on their hands...Read More

June 2016 Postcards, Eagle Pass, coal mine protest, Dos Republicas by

In the Name of Our Ancestors

Against the odds, indigenous activists take on an international coal mining firm.

Against the odds, indigenous activists take on an international coal mining firm near Eagle Pass, saying the state is putting profits before native peoples....Read More

2015 Inauguration Day Capitol by

Off to the Races

GOP primary season is almost upon us. Duck.

For much of the next year, Texans with a high tolerance for bullshit will have the opportunity to follow along with the finest still-legal bloodsport in the sta...Read More

Amber and Fred Lyssy by

The Holdouts

Three families who took a pass on the fracking boom — and what it cost them

These are the stories of three Texas families who were willing to walk away from thousands of dollars—and battle loved ones, their communities and their gover...Read More

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