When the California Public Utilities Commission released its decision on San Diego’s future energy plan, we thought it could be a big win for clean energy. Little did we know that San Diego Gas & Electric would work so quickly to undermine it.
Today we filed an appeal challenging a California law that severely restricts the public’s ability to dispute the California Energy Commission’s green-lighting of new power plants. As a general rule, the public may seek judicial review for most state agency decisions in the trial courts. This process serves as a critical tool in efforts to protect the environment from harmful state agency decision-making.