EPA Won't Review Permit For $950M Calif. Hybrid Power Plant

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday declined to review a Clean Air Act permit granted to the city of Palmdale, Calif., for the construction of a 570-megawatt hybrid natural gas and solar power plant that is expected to cost $950 million.

The EPA’s environmental appeals board dismissed petitioner Rob Simpson's request for a review of the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project's final CAA permit, rejecting claims that the agency abused its discretion by declining to extend or reopen the public comment period, failing to properly determine...
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