Oct. 11 — The decision follows several moves by Luminant over the past year to close power plants and mines as coal could not compete with cheaper and cleaning-burning natural gas for generating electricity at power plants, resulting in hundreds of job losses. Luminant, the largest power producer in Texas, laid off 132 workers as it shuttered its Oak Hill lignite mine near Tatum by the end of 2016.

— Longview News-Journal