Description: Action to compel EPA to respond to petition seeking objection to Title V permit for natural gas plant in California.
Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/13/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Environmental Groups Asked California Federal Court to Grant or Deny Petition Regarding Permits for New Generators at Gas Plant. Center for Biological Diversity, Association of Irritated Residents, Sierra Club, and Climate Change Law Foundation filed a complaint in the federal district court for the Northern District of California seeking to compel EPA to respond to a petition submitted in July 2016 requesting that EPA object to a proposed Title V permit that authorized construction of eight new natural gas-fired steam generators at a natural gas plant in the McKittrick Oil Field in California. The plaintiffs alleged that the project would “exacerbate the poor air quality and respiratory illnesses that plague San Joaquin Valley communities already unfairly burdened with industrial pollution” and that the authorized activities would contribute to climate change.