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Analysis: A winter storm leaves Texas with a black eye

As Texas faced record-low temperatures this February and snow and ice made roads impassable, the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply, leaving millions without access to electricity. As the blackouts extended from hours to days, top state lawmakers called for investigations into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and Texans demanded accountability for the disaster. ... Read more»

Opponents weigh options after border coal mine OK'd

With a plan for an open pit coal mine on the Texas-Mexico border one step closer to being in operation, opponents looking to block the mine are left hoping to win a possible court injunction or an unlikely reversal by the Texas Railroad Commission.... Read more»

Player bows out in Texas fight over Mexican mine

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»

Border battle brewing in Texas over Mexican mine

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»