Natural gas lawsuit update
Both CEMA and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have submitted written briefs to the Supreme Court concerning our claims that the state failed to follow state environmental protection laws. The Supreme Court decided last December to hear our case after the lower court ruled against us. We continue to maintain that before any natural gas expansion or conversion activity is undertaken, an environmental impact evaluation (EIE) would need to be conducted as required by the Connecticut Environmental Protection Act. Our case did not make the Court's spring docket, but we hope to make the fall schedule. To read our brief, click here. CEMA will continue to fight the unfair pro natural gas energy policy that has been adopted in Connecticut at the legislature, with regulators and in the courts.