The lawsuit is the second filed this month over the canceled leases. The Trump administration approved the oil and drilling leases in January 2021, shortly before the former president left office. The Biden administration canceled them last month, citing concerns about climate change.
This goes with the 2021 announcement by Toyota in partnership with Toyota Tsusho of a $1.29 billion outlay for battery production and creation of 1,750 jobs; and an announcement in June of an additional $2.1 billion investment.
C-PACE is a voluntary program in which property owners may develop clean energy projects and secure private financing. The loan payment is added to their property tax bill and collected as an assessment by county and municipal authorities.