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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:05 PM
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Judges Approve Fast Track For Six Planned Texas Coal Plants
Oh boy.

AUSTIN State hearing judges cleared the way Thursday for fast-track consideration of six proposed TXU coal-burning plants, but they also gave a clean-air coalition spearheaded by Dallas Mayor Laura Miller permission to participate in upcoming state hearings.

Environmental groups raised several procedural questions in an attempt to slow the permitting process, which has been accelerated by Gov. Rick Perry's order. But administrative law Judges Kerry Sullivan and Henry Card overrode the issues and set a hearing beginning Feb. 21 on whether to issue the permits. Six plants in Central and East Texas are the first of 11 coal-fired power plants planned by TXU.

In April, TXU said it would spend $10 billion to build the plants and cut total emissions by 20 percent from current levels. But so far, TXU has given few details about how or where it would cut emissions.

TXU spokeswoman Kim Morgan said the judges' ruling underscores the need to prepare for future electrical demands.

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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:09 PM
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1. Texas seems to be the Pottersville of the country.
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 11:10 PM by anitar1
Would someone explain to me why they seem to be so backward ?
WEhat caused it ? edit for spelling
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:18 PM
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2. I'd like to know the answer to that as well
The majority there seems quite irrational at times. Perhaps it's all of the fundamentalism and corruption plus income inequality?
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:36 PM
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3. When they built a nuke down there it took 17 years and when
it was finished it was outdated and had to be redone. If this takes as long before they produce any energy, the climate changes will be so evident no one can deny them.
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