Texas Tribune – Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns

More than 310 public drinking water systems in Texas — nearly 4.5 percent of the state’s regulated public water systems — have quality issues that haven’t been adequately addressed, federal officials told the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year. That is the highest percentage in the nation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To read the entire article,…

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…