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In Constitutional Test, Free-Market Group Rebuts Colorado's RES Defense

October 20, 2014
A free-market group is seeking to rebut Colorado's claims that its renewable energy standard (RES) is constitutional, charging in a recently filed brief that the mandate -- which could help the state comply with EPA's greenhouse gas (GHG) rules -- violates the Commerce Clause because its purpose is to reduce coal-based electricity, which directly harms the interstate coal market. In an Oct. 14 brief , lawyers for the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute (EELI) also rejected Colorado's claims that their...

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