Texas Coal Fired Utility Building 'Alamo of Coal'


The Dallas Morning News of 13 December reports that "...prominent Dallas executives are rallying the business community to oppose TXU Corp.'s plan to build 11 coal- fired power plants...The Container Store chairman Garrett Boone, Consumer Club Inc. chief executive David Litman, and real estate scion Trammell S. Crow formed a political action committee last week called Texas Business for Clean Air. So far, about 20 big-name business leaders have endorsed the group. The businessmen worry that pollution could hurt economic development, boosting health care costs and making it more difficult to attract talented workers". Well duh. Apparently the only ones not understanding this are coal fired utility executives. And Climate Change is not even on the issue roster! The TBCA signatories (from Dallas Morning News article) are listed below. For more local perspective on the TXU proposal controversy, we recommend Preston's Jetson Green blog post, from which we borrowed the symbolic photo (may not be Dallas)Endorsements for the Texas Business for Clean Air political action committee:

Trammel S. Crow, founder, Crow Collection of Asian Art

Garrett Boone, chairman, The Container Store

David Litman, chief executive, Consumer Club Inc.

Wick Allison, publisher, D Magazine

Dick Bartlett, vice chairman, Mary Kay Inc.

Randy Best, chairman, Best & Associates

Stephen Butt, senior vice president, Central Market

Hal Brierley, chairman, Brierley & Partners

Edwin Cox, chairman, Edwin L. Cox Co.

Steve Durham, co-chairman, American Strategic Alliances

Roger Enrico, chairman, Dreamworks Animation

Howard Hallam, president, Ben E. Keith

Bill Hutchinson, chief executive, Dunhill Partners

Tom Lardner, Bright Sun

Aubrey McClendon, chairman, Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Liener Temerlin, Temerlin Consulting

Jay Wagley, managing director, CBRE Melody

Sam Wyly, founder, Ranger Capital

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