Read the Resistance Motion
Thursday, December 10th our organization filed an
RESISTANCE TO ROCK ISLAND CLEAN LINE LLC'S MOTION TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE.
to read RICL's motion filed on December 5th
Conclusion portion of our resistance motion:
Clean Line has put forth a substantially similar bifurcation motion to its previous two motions. Clean Line has failed to address numerous fatal deficiencies from its previous motions in its present attempt to bifurcate. Clean Line has failed to show that concerns of due process, clarity, administrative efficiency, or convenience are enhanced by bifurcation. Once again, "consideration of these four factors does not support splitting the hearing [and] the constitutional due process concerns alone are sufficient to justify denial of [Clean Line's] motion." Second Order at p. 18.
WHEREFORE, the Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance respectfully requests this Board deny Clean Line's Motion to Establish Procedural Schedule and enter a proposed schedule that addresses Clean Line's franchise petitions in a single proceeding.
This motion includes references to the resistance motions filed by our organization in 2013 and 2015.
Below is additional Information on the previous bifurcation motions, PRIA resistance motions and the IUB rulings denying those motions.
First Bifurcation Motion October 15, 2013
Second Bifurcation Motion December 8, 2014