ENVIROMENTAL GROUP ASKS FOR REHEARING ON EAGLE MOUNTAIN PERMIT

ENVIROMENTAL GROUP ASKS FOR REHEARING ON EAGLE MOUNTAIN PERMIT

Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a license for the Eagle Crest project, which plans to pump Chuckwalla Valley water into pits in the Eagle Mountain area during low energy usage periods, and release it during high-demand times to generate electricity. Dan Stork says that a legal shoe has been dropped in opposition to the project…

On Monday July 21, the Desert Protection Society (DPS) filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a rehearing of the Commission’s June 19 decision to grant a license to Eagle Crest Energy for its Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric project. The DPS – which was originally formed as Citizens for the Chuckwalla Valley to fight the Eagle Mountain Landfill project — claims that the order granting the Eagle Crest license violates four Federal environmental laws, claims numerous specific violations of those laws, and lists many grounds for a re-hearing.

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