9th Circ. Won't Vacate EPA Approval Of $1B Emissions Swap

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday declined to vacate a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision approving a local air quality agency's transfer of emissions credits to a new $1 billion power plant in California, finding that such an action would needlessly delay construction of a crucial facility.

A pair of environmental groups had accused the EPA of violating federal administrative law when it approved a California plan to transfer emissions credits to energy company CPV Sentinel LLC, a finding that could tie up the company's plans to...
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