Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sponsor pulls anti-renewable energy bill

The AP is reporting that Arizona House Rep. Debbie Lesko is withdrawing HB2701, which would have effectively eliminated the state's renewable energy requirements.  The bill passed committee two days ago, generating intense scrutiny across the nations renewable energy communities, and causing solar companies to rethink building facilities in Arizona.  The bill has 52 sponsors including key legislative leaders, suggesting it would have passed readily.

But news reports this evening say the legislators are bowing to industry reaction.  Gov. Jan Brewer is quoted as praising the decision to kill the bill quickly.

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