EDS: Clients who used the Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Flagstaff Solar that moved Thursday, Jan. 19, under a FLAGSTAFF dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the ninth and 10th grafs. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.
FLAGSTAFF – A Jan. 19 Cronkite News story about a new Salt River Project solar plant planned near Flagstaff included incorrect timing and misattributed a quote related to an antitrust lawsuit filed against the utility in 2020. One of the plaintiffs alleged in the complaint that he was “‘directly and economically hurt by’ SRP’s exclusionary pricing scheme, which is aimed at suppressing competition by discouraging customers from installing solar-energy systems.” The comments were related to the 2015 public price process, which was updated in 2019. The lawsuit was thrown out by a lower court in 2020 but reversed by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year.