Texas Coal Plant Permit Fight Dropped Amid Finance Woes

Law360, Dallas (August 21, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a coal-fired power plant’s bid to have its air quality permits approved amid opposition from environmental groups, after the plant said the dispute was moot because its parent company pulled the plug on the $3 billion project.

The Las Brisas Energy Center LLC — a planned 1,300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas — was contesting a trial judge’s order the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reconsider permits for the plant using updated air quality standards for sulfur...
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