Description: Challenge to Clean Air Act permit for natural gas-fired power plant in Massachusetts.
Brooks v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/18/2015 Judgment Download Petition voluntarily dismissed. 03/02/2015 Motion to Dismiss Download Motion to dismiss filed by petitioners. The petitioners asked the First Circuit to dismiss their case, indicating that they had been unable to secure counsel to represent them and that they were unable to proceed appropriately on a pro se basis. 11/28/2014 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. On November 28, 2014, four individuals filed a petition in the First Circuit Court of Appeals seeking review of air permits issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for a natural gas-fired power plant. The facility is located in Salem, Massachusetts. The EPA Environmental Appeals Board previously denied review of the permits.
In re Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development, LP
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/02/2014 Order Denying Petition for Review Download Review denied. The EPA Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) denied a petition seeking review of a Clean Air Act permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Massachusetts. The EAB concluded, among other findings, that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection had properly set the greenhouse gas "best available control technology" limit. 03/17/2014 Petition for Review Download Amended petition for review filed. 03/03/2014 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed.