Center Wins Lawsuit to Stop Trash Burning Power Plant
On July 17, 2013, the Arizona Superior Court overturned a decision by the Arizona Corporation commission that would have given renewable energy credit to a trash incinerator via a waiver or pilot project. The judge ruled that the Commision "erred and abused its discretion" in granting Mohave Electric Cooperative renewable energy credit for a proposed waste incinerator near Surprise, Arizona.
Center files Lawsuit Challenging Legislature's Log-rolling
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the Center filed Staropoli et al. v. Arizona in the Maricopa County Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment that SB 1454, passed in the final hours of the legislative session, violates the Constitution's single subject rule. The case has been assigned to Hon. Randall Warner.