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The Future of Coal and Our Aging Water Infrastructure: Monday’s Show (September 28, 2015)

It’s sort of overlooked here in Greater Houston amid a prominent oil and gas industry, but we do still have coal-fired power plants. And a recent report from the Sierra Club is singling out one such plant in Fort Bend County. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Sierra Club about why […]

It's sort of overlooked here in Greater Houston amid a prominent oil and gas industry, but we do still have coal-fired power plants. And a recent report from the Sierra Club is singling out one such plant in Fort Bend County.

On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Sierra Club about why they studied this power plant and the health issues they say nearby residents are facing because of the plant's pollution. Then, we consider the present and future of coal in the Greater Houston area and across Texas.

Also this hour: the region's water treatment facilities are in need of some major upgrades. We consider what those are and the potential fallout if the problem isn't taken care of soon.

Plus: The Houston Texans got their first win of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Astros are on the verge of reaching the playoffs. We recap of the weekend in Houston sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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