Some well-known environmental groups are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard.
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Environment Colorado, the Colorado Environmental Coalition, the Wilderness Society and the Sierra Club argued in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to sue. A judge hasn’t ruled yet on their motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
As we reported back in April, Businessman Rod Lueck, the American Tradition Institute and the American Tradition Partnership filed the lawsuit against the state, saying that a Colorado law requiring larger utilities to get 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020 is costing consumers higher electricity rates and violates the Constitution’s interstate commerce clause by imposing burdens on the interstate market for electricity. The state is contesting the lawsuit.