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August 2, 2022

US appeals court denies bid to block Nevada geothermal plant

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has rejected a bid by environmentalists and a Nevada tribe to halt construction of a geothermal power plant that opponents say would harm an endangered toad and destroy sacred hot springs.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Monday to reinstate a preliminary injunction that temporarily suspended work on Ormat Nevada's project 100 miles east of Reno that would generate carbon-free power by pumping hot water from beneath the earth.

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