Desert Rock Power Plant Plan Faces Further Review

Law360, New York (September 28, 2009, 3:52 PM EDT) -- Federal regulators will take a second look at Desert Rock Energy Co. LLC's proposal to construct a new 1,500-megawatt coal-fired power plant in northwest New Mexico, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Appeals Board remanding the project's permits to the agency for further review.

At issue is the the so-called final prevention of significant deterioration permit, which several environmental groups and the New Mexico Attorney General's Office took issue with, prompting the EPA, which issued the permit in July 2008, to ask the board for...
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