16 May '18, 3pm

CT Slapped With Lawsuit Over Raid Of Clean Energy Funds

CT Slapped With Lawsuit Over Raid Of Clean Energy Funds

A newly filed lawsuit in Connecticut alleges that lawmakers acted illegally when they raided $155 million in clean energy and energy efficiency fund surcharges to be collected on electric bills and used them to plug a state budget hole. The suit was filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut by a dozen plaintiffs – including clean energy businesses, energy efficiency contractors, and ratepayer organizations – against defendants Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, Treasurer Denise Nappier and Comptroller Kevin Lembo. According to the complaint, using ratepayer bill surcharges for reasons other than their intended purpose is a breach of the contracts clause of the United States Constitution, and it also functions as an illegal tax on tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits that are ratepayers, explains Solar Connecticut (SolarConn) in a pres...

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