Conn. Sued Over Clean Energy, Efficiency Fund Sweep

By Adam Lidgett (May 15, 2018, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Environmental advocates, energy conservation companies and ratepayer organizations hit Connecticut officials with a federal lawsuit Tuesday over the legislature's decision to sweep funds from clean energy and energy efficiency programs into the state's general fund to plug a budget deficit.

The suit from the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and other entities challenged the General Assembly's decision to take $155 million from electric utility bank accounts. The plaintiffs said that while they thought the state legislature might restore the sweep after a profitable spring tax season, only $10 million was actually restored.

"It is ironic that, in the name of plugging...

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