Public policies affecting lignite development in Texas

a report by Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Lignite Development Policy Research Project.

Publisher: The University in [Austin]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 240 Downloads: 471
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  • Texas,
  • Texas.

Subjects:

  • Lignite -- Texas.,
  • Environmental policy -- Texas.,
  • Texas -- Economic policy.,
  • Texas -- Social policy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby the Lignite Development Policy Research Project, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin.
SeriesPolicy research project report ; no. 20, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs policy research project report ;, no. 20.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTN834.U5 L96 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4694138M
LC Control Number77620046

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