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Kiah Collier

Kiah Collier is a reporter and associate editor for the Tribune with a focus on energy and environment. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in philosophy and multimedia journalism, Kiah has reported for publications across the state, including the San Angelo Standard-Times, Reuters, the Austin-American Statesman and the Houston Chronicle. Her beats have included local and state government and politics, shipping and airlines and public education. She has covered several natural disasters from the ground, including Hurricane Harvey, and investigated everything from maritime pilots, to lax environmental enforcement to the federal government’s abuse of eminent domain in building the first sections of wall along the Texas-Mexico border. Kiah’s reporting has garnered a variety of local, state and national awards, including a Peabody in 2017 for her work on a project that examined the Houston area's extreme vulnerability to hurricanes.

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A mound of toxic coal mine waste left by an energy company, Luminant, sits near farmland, homes and businesses in Sulphur Springs.
 Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

Big coal gave a tiny Texas town free land. There’s a major catch.

Sulphur Springs leaders say they want Luminant — Texas’ largest electricity generator — to leave in place a 120-foot-tall mound of excavated dirt at the site of a shuttered coal mine so they can build an amphitheater. But the soil contains potentially dangerous materials, according to state regulators.

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