Gardere Helps FGE Secure EPA Greenhouse Gas Permit for $1.2 Billion Clean Natural Gas Power Plant
Environmental attorney Scott Deatherage represents FGE Texas in securing necessary construction permits for natural gas power plant near Westbrook, Texas.
According to EPA Region 6 Administrator Ron Curry, the plant is “an example of how electricity providers can meet customer demand while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.”
The combination of the EPA permit issued April 29 and an earlier permit issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provides the necessary authorization for construction to begin.
“We look forward to putting people to work and helping to power Texas’ economic future,” says FGE Power CEO, Emerson G. Farrell. “EPA’s thorough review and thoughtful findings demonstrate that new technology, combined with a fresh approach to developing clean energy and sustainable infrastructure, can make a positive difference on our economy and the environment.”
The facility, which will be located in West Texas between Midland and Abilene, will be constructed in two equal phases and will generate approximately 1,600 megawatts of gross electric power. The facility will burn clean Texas natural gas to produce electricity that will help power the growing state economy and provide a backup for wind power, and potentially future solar power, in the area.
As further benefit, the FGE Texas project has established a new national standard with its low greenhouse gas and other emissions.
Gardere Environmental Partner Scott D. Deatherage (http://www.gardere.com/
For more information about the project, see the EPA’s April 29 press release here (http://yosemite.epa.gov/
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (http://www.gardere.com/
FGE Power (http://fgepower.com/)
For more information, contact Dorothy L. Seals at 214.999.4019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.