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Center Files Lawsuit Challenging the ACC's Approval of Trash Burning as Renewable Energy

On September 4, 2012, the Center, on behalf of the Sierra Club, filed a lawsuit challenging the Arizona Corporation Commission's decision to allow trash burning to be considered a renewable energy resource under Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard.  A copy of the Complaint can be found here. 


Center Opposes Rate Increase Proposed by SRP

On Friday, September 7, 2012, the Center sent a letter to SRP's Board of Directors opposing the most recent proposed rate increase.  The Center has objected to the proposed rate increase because—as set forth in detail in the letter-- it cannot be justified by current market conditions and, in fact, is contradicted by all objective measures.  It also disproportionately raises rates on residential customers so that commercial and industrial customers get a lower increase. The letter can be viewed here.   

Arizona Supreme Court affirms ruling re Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

On August 14, 2012, the Arizona Supreme  Court issued a brief order affirming the lower court decision ordering the Secretary of State to place the Quality Education and Jobs initiative on the ballot.  The Court will issue a full opinion at a later date, but in the order indicated that intiative proponents had substantially complied with the statutory requirements, as Arizona law requires.