Rusk County

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Coal Is Making a Comeback, and Nobody Burns it Like Texas

    For a time, coal was moribund, on life support. We thought perhaps the country was permanently shrugging off its dependence on the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. Coal-fired power plants were being mothballed en masse. The share of electricity generated by them fell 25 percent between 2005 and 2012. ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    There Will Be Tar Sand

    Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?

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    March 8, 2012
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    February 21, 2002

    "Today, a Generation Died."

    Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history

  • News

    June 19, 1997

    Something In The Air

    Downwind of TXI's Midlothian cement plant, people and animals keep getting sick. Instead of investigating whether the plant is to blame, state regulators appear ready to let TXI burn even more hazardous waste. Part two of A Dallas Observer Special Report