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Center Victory Protects Arizona Rivers and Streams

June 13: In a major victory for Arizona's rivers and streams and all of the rich biodiversity they support, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Salt River Project's motion to file a late appeal of the Arizona Court of Appeals February opinion ruling in favor of the Center. This means that the Center's monumental win in February, which requires the state to properly categorize Arizona rivers and streams in a manner that should result in their protection, can no longer be appealed.    

 

Environment

Center Files Suit Over State's Health Care Cuts

May 23: The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest filed a Special Action Petition in the Arizona Supreme Court today challenging Governor Jan Brewer's unlawful removal of hundreds of thousands of individuals from AHCCCS, the State's health care system. The Center's lawsuit states that the Governor and Legislature have illegally repealed AHCCCS coverage that was initiated and passed by Arizona voters in 2000.

Health Care

Center Involved in Major Victory for Renewable Energy

April 7: In a major victory for renewable energy, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today that the Arizona Corporation Commission ("ACC") acted well within its authority when it created a renewable energy standard for the state and permitted utility companies to set tariffs to fund solar energy systems. The Center, a long-time champion of renewable energy standards, helped usher in the ACC's standard and defended it in court through an amicus brief. 

Energy