Lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker have sought to block the construction or hasten the removal of poorly sited and polluting power plants, both in administrative proceedings before the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and local air quality management districts, and through appeals of their decisions to the California courts.

We have also participated in related appeals to the U.S. E.P.A.’s Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) and the Ninth Circuit federal Court of Appeals.

For more information on the California Energy Commission, and the role it plays in power plant licensing, please visit their website, here.

Power Plant Siting or Decommissioning Cases the Firm Has Handled Include:

  • City of Morgan Hill v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District, 118 Cal.App.4th 861 (2004).
  • Santa Teresa Citizen Action Group v. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, 105 Cal.App.4th 1441 (2003).