Red River air rivalry has Oklahoma and Texas battling over air quality and coal plants
The approval of about a dozen new coal-fired power plants in Texas has Oklahoma officials and environmental groups worried about the effects on the Sooner StateĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s air quality.
This Oklahoma-Texas rivalry Ă˘â‚¬â€ť with a bit of Nebraska mixed in Ă˘â‚¬â€ť has to do with what blows across the Red River.Texas environmental regulators earlier this month awarded air permits to an Omaha, Neb., developer of a cleaner coal-fired power plant, allowing construction to begin on a facility near Sweetwater in west Texas.
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