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GOP Governors: EPA Carbon Dioxide Rules A Job Killer

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.

06/16/2014

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State Electric Grid Operator: 4 New Plants Will Ease Demand

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.

03/05/2014

Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station on August 10, 2010. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dallas Based Luminant Sued For Pollution

The Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants.

08/17/2013

Texas Task Force 1 swift water training on Lake Arlington. (credit: Joel Thomas, CBS 11)

Texas Task Force 1 On Lake For Swift Water Rescue Training

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/30/2013

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Texas Electric Grid Faces Uncertainty in 2012

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.

12/23/2011

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rolling Power Outage Emergency Lifted

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.

08/04/2011

The Handley power plant in Fort Worth.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, KTVT/KTXA)

EPA Clamps Down On Pollution Spoiling Air Downwind

The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states, including Texas, that contribute to unhealthy air downwind.

07/07/2011

Imploding Luminant power plant in Collin County. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Retired North Texas Power Plant Imploded

There were some early fireworks in Collin County Friday morning. The Luminant Energy Company imploded a nearly 50-year-old power plant.

07/01/2011

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Here’s What (Probably) Caused The Rolling Blackouts

State officials are still investigating, but it looks like a chain reaction involving coal and natural gas plants is to blame.

02/03/2011