Texas Judge Rejects Construction Permit for New Power Plant Citing Failure to Meet Clean Air Act Toxic Emission Standards

On May 14, 2012, a Texas state district court judge ruled in favor of the Environmental Integrity Project, a coalition of environmental groups, Texas cities, and local residents, finding that the state environmental agency’s decision to issue an air pollution permit authorizing the Las Brisas Energy Center, a petroleum coke-fired power plant proposed to be constructed in Corpus Christi, Texas, was legally flawed.

Read the Houston Chronicle article here.
For the press release, click here.
For the Court’s decision, click here.