31 Mar '18, 2am

Legal battle will test #California regulators’ willingness to stop new #gas plants https://t.co/KMKuU4Sy5r

A legal action could eliminate yet another gas plant from California’s permitting queue. Lawyers representing the Chumash people of Southern California asked the California Energy Commission Friday to terminate power producer Calpine’s application to build a gas and energy storage peaker plant on the banks of the Santa Clara River in Ventura County. The proposed site for the 255-megawatt Mission Rock gas plant occupies land considered sacred by the Chumash, who call the river Utom and have lived in its watershed for generations. In the face of community opposition, and an evolving regulatory mood, Calpine requested an open-ended suspension of its own application earlier this month. The suspension would postpone a final decision on the application, maintaining the gas plant as a lingering possibility. Earthjustice lawyers filed a motion Friday to reject that suspension and ...

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