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Electricity-hungry Texas discourages big coal-fired power plant

HOUSTON -- Is Texas becoming hostile to coal? In the state that is the nation's biggest source of greenhouse gas pollution, environmental groups are becoming optimistic that the tide could now be turning in their battles against coal-fired generators. They won a fight to prevent the construction of a massive new coal-fired power plant about 90 miles southwest of Houston.

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