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Ormat Nevada Loses Bid for Earlier Start on Geothermal Project

Jan. 20, 2022, 9:53 PM

Ormat Nevada Inc. remains barred from resuming construction on its geothermal project in the state until at least April, a Nevada federal judge ruled in a setback for the company that said a long delay could result in $30 million in losses.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada blocked construction on the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Project for 90 days on Jan. 4. The decision was a win for a tribe and an environmental group that argued the project threatened a sacred site used for religious practices and a rare toad’s habitat.

Ormat Nevada wanted the court to ...