Updated: Wednesday, 08 Dec 2010, 2:35 PM CST
Published : Monday, 06 Dec 2010, 9:51 PM CST
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Some Central Texas pecan farmers claim a coal-fired power plant killed their orchards.
Texas Pecan Alliance members said during a press conference at City Hall Monday that sulfur dioxide created by the Fayette County Power Plant not only harmed trees but hurt pecan production.
The farmers claim thousands of trees along 100 miles of the Colorado River have died since 1980, one year after the plant began operating.
The Lower Colorado River Authority plans to install equipment at the power plant to remove more than 90 percent of the harmful emissions.