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  • Court pulls the plug on Central Valley power plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority in granting a permit to build Avenal Power Center LLC, a 600 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Kern County, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says in a ...
  • Big Air Quality Win for Enviros in 9th Circuit

    Federal regulators lacked "unbounded discretion" to waive new air-quality rules for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in California's San Joaquin Valley, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency ...
  • Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant in California

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an illegal permit that would have allowed Avenal Power to build a new gas-fired power plant in Avenal, Calif. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a ...