Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states met in Texas Monday and said that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.
The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says the launch this summer of new generating plants will ease high demand in the coming months that could require conservation measures.
The Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants.
Members of Texas Task Force 1 used the water discharge rapids at the Exelon Power Plant on Lake Arlington for some very realistic swift water rescue training Thursday.
Will the lights stay on in 2012? Texas electricity experts cannot say for certain. The state’s electric grid operators are coming off of a tumultuous year, one they are not eager to repeat.
Rolling power outages may begin in Texas homes as the state’s electrical grid is again being pushed to the brink by triple-degree heat.
The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states, including Texas, that contribute to unhealthy air downwind.
There were some early fireworks in Collin County Friday morning. The Luminant Energy Company imploded a nearly 50-year-old power plant.
State officials are still investigating, but it looks like a chain reaction involving coal and natural gas plants is to blame.