Conn. Can't Hijack Clean Energy Funds, 2nd Circ. Hears

By Keith Goldberg (March 8, 2019, 6:07 PM EST) -- Environmental advocates, energy conservation companies and ratepayer groups told the Second Circuit Friday that a federal judge wrongly tossed their suit claiming Connecticut lawmakers unconstitutionally swept funds from clean energy and energy efficiency programs into the state's general fund to plug a budget deficit.

U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall said in October that the businesses and advocacy groups don't have contractual rights regarding how money from the Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund and the Clean Energy Fund is spent. Both are financed by surcharges on the electricity bills of certain electricity users in the state. So, there was no evidence...

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