STATEMENT OF BRING BACK SOLAR ALLIANCE ON THE LEGAL CHALLENGE TO THE ALLIANCE’S PROPOSED REFERENDUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Bob Greenlee
(702) 608-7637
February 16, 2016

Las Vegas, Nev. – Bring Back Solar Alliance spokesperson Bob Greenlee released the following statement today regarding the legal challenge filed by a newly-formed PAC, called Citizens for Solar and Energy Fairness, to the Alliance’s proposed 2016 veto referendum on the
Public Utilities Commission’s unpopular net metering rules:

“We are disappointed but not surprised by today’s filing by the Citizens for Solar and Energy Fairness PAC. When the Bring Back Solar Alliance filed its proposed referendum, we expected a legal challenge. Our ballot measure to bring back rooftop solar to Nevada is broadly popular,
so opponents are simply trying to use legal technicalities as a back door tactic to deny the people the opportunity to express their will at the ballot booth.

Our referendum proposes to strike out those portions of Senate Bill 374 that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada inappropriately relied on to eliminate net metering and destroy rooftop solar. The Public Utilities Commission’s decision is incredibly unpopular, with 89% of Nevadans opposing the decision. We are confident that our proposed filing is a legal and proper way to let the people fix the mess the Public Utilities Commission has made.

By pursuing this baseless legal challenge, our opponents hope to unfairly delay our ability to gain access to the ballot. But, in just three weeks we have already collected signatures of support from more than 55,000 Nevadans—equal to the number of signatures required for ballot access.

We are confident that the will of the people will not be denied. We urge the courts to exercise haste to afford the voters the opportunity to share their views."

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The Bring Back Solar Alliance is the alliance that supports the No Solar Tax PAC. The No Solar Tax PAC is supported by Nevada citizens, homeowners, businesses, and not-for-profits, working together to bring back Nevada solar, clean energy jobs, and energy choice.