Winfield South Mine
Winfield South Strip is a surface coal mining operation in Titus County, Texas, operated by Luminant Mining and owned by Energy Future Holdings.
It was announced on September 12, 2011 that Texas based coal plant Monticello Units 1 and 2 would be idled in January 2012 if Energy Future Holdings, owner of Luminant, failed in its legal challenge to pending federal air pollution rules. It was also reported that the company would close both its Thermo Mine and Winfield South Mine at the same time. The company stated it would switch its coal source to Powder River Basin coal.
- MSHA ID: 4103658
- Operator: Luminant Mining Co. LLC
- Controller: Energy Future Holdings Corporation
- Union: IBEW
- County: Titus
- State: TX
- Latitude: 33.16
- Longitude: -95.15
- 2007 Production (short tons): 3,425,360
- Coal Type: Lignite
- Mining Method: Surface
- Mine Status: Active
- Average No. of Employees: 208
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- "Energy Future Holdings threatens plant closures" Dallas Business Journal, September 12, 2011.
- "Texas Utility to Idle Boilers, Coal Mines in Response to New EPA Rule" Gabriel Nelson, New York Times, September 12, 2001.
- "Major U.S. Coal Mines," Energy Information Administration