|From The Eagle Pass Business Journal|
It looks as if those who want to revive the Dos Republicas coal mining operation North of Eagle Pass might not have been very well prepared for the hearings which started on Monday, January 30th. Most of the Eagle Pass community, including its elected officials are reportedly against the mines reopening.
From The Eagle Pass Business Journal
By: Ricardo E. Calderón
The Railroad Commission of Texas public hearing on Mexican owned Dos Republicas Coal Partnership application to renew, revise, and expand permit 42A Eagle Pass Mine started Monday, January 30, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Dos Republicas Coal Partnership witness Andres Gonzalez Coss Saravia testified that as of today Dos Republicas Coal Partnership does not have any contracts to sell the Eagle Pass Mine coal to anybody in Mexico nor the United States.
On cross examination Saravia further testified that Dos Republicas Coal Partnership does not currently have enough water rights to satisfy the dust suppressant requirement nor does he know how much water will it take to operate the Eagle Pass Mine. Saravia testified that if Dos Republicas Coal Partnership does not obtain enough water for the proposed Eagle Pass Mine they will not be able to operate the mine.
A major problem for Dos Republicas Coal Partnership is whether they can obtain sufficient water rights to operate the mine.
Read more on Thursdays issue February 2nd of the Eagle Pass Business Journal