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Calif. Judge Slams Smog Agency, Delays Power Plants

Law360 (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Southern California smog control agency can't subsidize new power plants in the Los Angeles and Mojave air basins until it assesses their impact under the state's Environmental Quality Act, a superior court judge has ruled.

Judge Ann I. Jones of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles ruled on Monday that the South Coast Air Quality Management District failed to consider the health, aesthetic or atmospheric effects of the natural gas-fired power plants receiving newly created emission credits from the...
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