Advocates for energy efficiency have asked the state court of appeals to find the Martinez administration in contempt for its delay in restoring old energy efficiency building standards.
The court earlier this week decided the state had improperly repealed the standards that had been put into effect before Gov. Martinez took office. Today’s motion comes after the state agency said it would make its own decision whether to restore the old standards.
The New Mexico Environmental Law Center is saying today that the appeals court ruling gives the state no choice but to restore the old standards now, then hold hearings once again on whether they should be retained.