by Hanna Nakano
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) – The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to answer whether Colorado is acting within the bounds of the Constitution by placing manufacturing requirements on electricity that comes into the state.
E&E Legal filed a Petition for Certiorari with the Supreme Court Oct. 9, in relation to a lawsuit the Institute filed against the State of Colorado in 2011.
The Institute wants the Supreme Court to, “review this case and explain once and for all when and why extraterritorial regulation is unconstitutional.”
David Schnare, General Counsel for E&E Legal, updated Legal Newslineon the latest step in this battle. He said this extraterritorial regulation by Colorado is responsible for the deaths of many poor, elderly and indigent in the state.