The Border Plant Working Group challenged a federal permit issued by the U.S. Department of Energy to allow two utility companies to construct and operate an electric power transmission line from Mexico across the border to the United States. The power plants are located just three miles inside Mexico’s border. The group seeks to ensure that, despite being free of restrictions under U.S. law, Mexican power plants sending electricity to the California market are not allowed to spew harmful emissions that would impact both public health and the environment.
Rain, Kelly. "Border Power Plant Working Group v. Department of Energy." Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Spring 2005, 58, 82.