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Strip-Mining Coal in the Heart of Texas

Texas is undeniably a principal in the oil and gas industry. The Lone Star State is also surging ahead in green electricity, boasting one-fifth of the ~68 GW of wind power currently installed in the United States.  But, perhaps less known is that Texas is the nation’s sixth largest producer of coal; is the nation’s leading producer of lignite coal; produces this lignite coal exclusively in strip mines...

August 26, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

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