Railroad Commission of Texas Holds Public Hearing on Dos Republicas Coal Partnership’s Application to Renew Coal Mine Permit: Report

April 10, 2019
 
The Railroad Commission of Texas under Administrative Law Judge Kyle L. Lebby held a public hearing during April 3 and 4, 2019 in Eagle Pass, Texas, regarding Dos Republicas Coal Partnership’s Application to Renew and Extend Permit 42-B to operate the controversial open surface coal mine named “Eagle Pass Mine,” located on the densely populated area of FM 1588 (Thompson Road) in Maverick County and about three miles north of the City of Eagle Pass city limits, for an additional five year period.

The “Eagle Pass Mine” is referred by Maverick County citizens as “Dos Republicas Coal Mine.”

During the first day of the Railroad Commission of Texas Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Administrative Law Judge Kyle L. Lebby welcomed everyone and stated that the Commission had received a total of 17 requests for party status from local governmental entities, organizations, farmers, ranchers, and individuals prior to the start of the hearing and would take any additional requests for party status during the public hearing subject to any objections from any party.

 

See reporter Miguel Munoz’s thorough coverage in the Eagle Pass Business Journal by clicking here.