CLF Fights Back Against Maine’s Disastrous New Solar Rules

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Looking to courts and the legislature to do the right thing

May 1, 2017 (PORTLAND, ME) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and partners filed a notice of appeal today at the Maine Supreme Court challenging the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) decision to roll back support for solar development. CLF’s action comes the same week the Maine legislature will be hearing testimony on a bill also designed to overturn the PUC’s order and incentivize solar power.

“In March, the PUC turned its back on the people of Maine, our laws, our health, and our economic well-being,” said CLF attorney Emily Green. “These new solar rules are regressive, harmful, and illegal, and that’s why we’re pushing back on all fronts. We’re optimistic that the legislature will stand on the side of Mainers and protect our air and our wallets, but if they fail to act, it will fall to the state’s highest court to do the right thing.”

 A copy of CLF’s filing can be found here.

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