Thursday, June 30, 2005

UPDATE: Suit filed against Energy Initiative

The Sacramento Bee has more on the lawsuit to disqualify November's Electricity Re-regulation initiative:

In the lawsuit, the Independent Energy Producers Association asked the California 3rd District Court of Appeal to kick the measure off the ballot, saying that what it tries to accomplish would require a constitutional amendment.

While that can also be done by initiative, it would require more signatures and different wording, according to association attorneys.

The association opposes the initiative because it fears that if approved, it would also limit wholesale sales, effectively driving non-utility generators out of the state, said Executive Director Jan Smuty-Jones.