EPA approves construction of natural gas plant near Avenal

FRESNO, Calif.

Saturday the US Environmental Protection Agency approved construction of the 600-megawatt gas fueled power plant near Avenal.

Environmental groups say they will appeal the decision based on green house gas emission standards.

But the power company planning to build the plant, says it will use state of the art equipment to reduce emissions.

No word yet on when construction could begin.

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