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When digging gets underway, the substandard coal will be carried by train from the site in rural Maverick County through the center of Eagle Pass, Texas.

In what the leader of an environmental group said was a surprising and stunning blow to an effort to stop a Mexican company from mining coal on the Texas-Mexico border, an American Indian tribe has backed out of the fight. Read more»

When digging gets underway, the substandard coal will be carried by train from the site in rural Maverick County through the center of Eagle Pass, Texas, and across the U.S.-Mexico border where it can be sold. Tracks run about a mile from E.K. Taylor's property Saturday.

A coalition of residents in Eagle Pass, Texas — across the border from the Mexican city of Piedras Negras — is fighting a coal partnership they say is intent on destroying their peaceful way of life. Read more»