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Texas Coal Powers East Texas Jobs, But For How Long?

Photo by: Dave Fehling

Load of lignite coal coming from the Jewett Mine in Limestone and Leon Counties.
Texas has been a stand-out recovering from the recession, creating more jobs than many other states. But it's not all good. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found a place where jobs are few. And that's why people who live there are very concerned when they hear about stricter government regulations that could have an effect on employment.
Between the mine and the plant we are the number one employer and the largest taxpayer in the area.”
—Gary Melcher with NRG Energy, manages the Limestone plant that's fed by coal from the Jewett mine next door.

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...