Melissa Foster

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Melissa Foster, a partner in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group in its Sacramento office, focuses her practice on energy facility siting and environmental compliance and is an active member of the firm’s Energy Initiative. Her experience includes permitting natural gas-fired and solar energy facilities, as well as regulatory compliance and permitting involving water quality issues. She also has experience with CEQA, environmental and real property litigation.

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Another Challenge to the Avenal Energy Project’s PSD Permit

The Avenal Energy Project’s Prevention for Significant Deterioration (“PSD”) permit has long been the subject of review and legal challenges.  On November 3, 2011, the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice filed a joint Petition for Review in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the permit.  Please … Continue Reading