Texas Coal Powers East Texas Jobs, But For How Long?

Texas has been a stand-out recovering from the recession, creating more jobs than many other states. But it's not all good. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found a place where jobs are few. And that's why people who live there are very concerned when they hear about stricter government regulations that could have an effect on employment.

Between the mine and the plant we are the number one employer and the largest taxpayer in the area.”

—Gary Melcher with NRG Energy, manages the Limestone plant that’s fed by coal from the Jewett mine next door.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.


Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Energy and Environment Reporter

Based in the world's energy capital, broadcast and digital journalist Dave Fehling is heard on public radio stations in Houston and throughout Texas, reporting on the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. After nearly three decades in television that included reporting for CBS News, Fehling joined...

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