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TCA Building Company (TCA) appeals from a take-nothing summary judgment recovered by Entech, Inc., C. G. Embry, and Northwestern Resources Company on causes of action brought against them by TCA. *fn1 For convenience, we will refer to the appellee-defendants collectively as “Northwestern” save as it may be necessary to name one of them particularly. We will affirm the judgment below.

THE CONTROVERSY

Pursuant to two 1978 coal leases and a permit issued by the Texas Railroad Commission, Northwestern conducts a lignite-mining operation known as the Jewett Mine. Northwestern sells the lignite to Houston Lighting and Power Company (HL&P) under a contract that designates Northwestern as HL&P’s exclusive supplier of lignite for a nearby power plant in Freestone County.

 
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