Kickapoo Tribe in Texas no longer opposes mine in border town
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Kickapoo Tribe
in Texas is no longer opposing plans for a coal mine near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The tribe was part of a coalition against the mine and had participated in public meetings as recently as two weeks ago. But the tribe withdrew for unexplained reasons.
“It was just a tremendous 180, and I don’t have any firm information over what caused them to do that," George Baxter, who is part of a group that opposes the mine, told The Texas Tribune.
The tribe is based in Eagle Pass, where Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, a Mexican company, wants to develop 6,300 acres. The tribe also has members across the border.
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