Eagle Pass Business Journal – District Judge Darlene Byrne affirms Railroad Commission of Texas’ permit to Dos Republicas Coal Partnership to develop open pit coal mine on U.S.-Mexico border

261st Travis County District Court Judge Darlene Byrne entered a “Final Judgment on Appeal from Decision of the Railroad Commission of Texas in Docket No. C-5-0003-SC-42-C” affirming the Railroad Commission’s Final Order dated January 29, 2013 granting Dos Republicas Coal Partnership a permit to develop, construct, open, and operate an open pit coal mine on the banks of Elm Creek, a direct water tributary of the Rio Grande River, in Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Austin, Texas, denying the appeal of the City of Eagle Pass, County of Maverick, Maverick County Hospital District, Maverick County Environmental and Public Health Association, and George Baxter against the Texas Railroad Commission’s split 2-1 decision to grant the controversial coal mining permit on the United States-Mexico border.

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