Texas Court Says TCEQ Shorted Power Plants On Tax Break

By Jess Krochtengel (July 11, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Tuesday said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and a lower court erred by denying a property tax exemption for eight power plants based on their pollution control equipment.

The Third Court of Appeals in Austin said the TCEQ misinterpreted the Texas Tax Code when it determined Freestone Power Generation LLC, Freeport Energy Center LLC, Brazos Valley Energy LLC,  Tenaska Gateway Partners Ltd., Ennis Power Co. LLC, Wise Power Co. LLC, Midlothian Energy LLC and Hays Energy LLC could not claim any tax exemption based on heat recovery steam generators used in their power plants....

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