• Arizona Corporation Commission Takes Incinerator Fight to State Supreme Court
  • November 6, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • A dispute between the Sierra Club and the Arizona Corporation Commission has reached the Supreme Court of Arizona. The dispute hinges on state utility regulators’ decision to allow a utility to generate electricity from burning garbage and call it a “renewable resource.” That utility—Mohave Electric Cooperative—had put forward a proposal to meet part of its renewable energy mandate through power generated from a proposed garbage incinerator. The proposal was approved four years ago by a 3-2 vote split down party lines.