was a reporting fellow at The Tribune in 2023. He grew up in the rural community of Woodfords, California, near the Nevada border. While studying for a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, Keaton reported on the environment, politics and education for the online student publication Reporting Texas. He also has written for the Austin American-Statesman and Inside Climate News.
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The city approved a plan in 2020 to shut the Fayette Power Project plant with the aim of eliminating carbon emissions. But political, economic and technological forces have gotten in the way. Full Story