The Cliffs Notes version of power plant operator Luminant’s big news this week goes something like this:
“The Dallas-based power plant operator has to shut down two power generation units and nearby lignite coal mines and cut 500 jobs by Jan. 1 because of a new EPA rule that the company wasn’t given enough time to comply with. In addition to lost wages and local taxes, Texas’ power grid reliability will be endangered because of the loss of 1,200 megawatts of power capacity.”
But just as those quick-study guides are no substitute for reading the full text, there are some missing details in the short-hand Luminant story.
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