Our Day in Court
Leticia Colon de Mejias
Origin of Funds
The $155 million comes from payments by ratepayers on their electric bills. Their stated purpose is to fund programs for the Energy Efficiency Fund, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the award-winning Connecticut Green Bank, all of which create economic growth, improve health, and lower demand for new power plants through green energy and energy efficiency measures.
Please bring your environmental partners and encourage community members to come and sit in support of this effort during the oral arguments, held at the U.S. District Court, 141 Church Street, New Haven.
It is critical that the judge witness a show of community support for the return of the ratepayers funds to support our statewide clean energy and efficiency plan.
Our economy, our environment and our future depend on it.
The Time Is Now! Let’s stand together for our sensible energy future and for our future at large.
Learn more at www.efficiencyforall.org
Leticia Colon De Mejias is CEO of Energy Efficiencies Solutions, Inc.
The goal of the federal lawsuit against the State of Connecticut is to have the state return the funds and use them for their intended purposes. $155 million of ratepayer funds were swept from the bank accounts of Connecticut’s electric utilities into the state’s general fund to plug unrelated budget holes. The case number is Case 2:18-cv-00817, filed May 24, 2018.
We ask Connecticut’s environmental leadership and community to support this effort to repeal the raid on the energy efficiency and clean energy funds by attending the court session.
Please speak to reporters or simply stand with us in support of this legal action to protect our clean energy plans. The plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality and other legal defects of the sweep, seeking to reverse the extraordinary overreach by the General Assembly, working to block the governor, state treasurer, and comptroller from unlawfully seizing the funds at the end of June and guarding them for their legally protected purposes in the future.
Leticia Colon de Mejias is the woman in photo.
Photo credit: CT News Junkie