February 13, 2007
Slow down the coal plant fast track

I have not followed the news about Governor Perry's intent to fast-track approval of construction of 11 coal-fired power plants for TXU very closely - for background, see here, here, here, and here. I do note that as with so many controversial things Perry has done of late, it was an executive order that got everyone riled up. Be that as it may, there was a big rally on Sunday to stop the fast-track authorization and require the plants to go through the normal approval channels, with Republican Rep. Doc Anderson of Waco filing legislation to enforce a 180-day moratorium. BOR has pictures and details from the event here and a diary by Rep. Garnet Coleman on his push for more solar power here. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 13, 2007 to That's our Lege

@#$%! Give me the @#$% coal. I'll burn it myself.

Posted by: Charles Hixon on February 13, 2007 12:22 PM