Public policies affecting lignite development in Texas

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

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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.
LC ClassificationsTN834.U5 L96 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 240 p. :
Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL4694138M
LC Control Number77620046

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Public policies affecting lignite development in Texas by Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Lignite Development Policy Research Project. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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[Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Lignite Development Policy Research Project.]. • Coal Leasing • Surface Mining These policies increase the attractiveness of lignite Current plans show that lignite will satisfy about 60 percent of Texas electric utilities' future solid fossil fuel requirements At projected rate of development, the strippable lignite reserves may be fully committed shortly after • Federal aoal leasing policies, which will affect Che availability of western coal.

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