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A Texas power plant operates natural gas and coal-fired units. (AP Photo)

GOP, industry target EPA toxic-pollution rule

A top Republican is mounting a push to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s new mercury and air-toxics standards for power plants.
Harvested corn grain is unloaded from an auger.  (AP file photo/Seth Perlman)

Lawmakers want coal- and gas-based ethanol in fuel mandate

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including three Texans, has introduced legislation that would allow natural gas- and coal-based ethanol to compete alongside the corn-based variety for a U.S. renewable-fuels mandate.