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Solar Industry Responds to Department of Justice Decision to Appeal Section 201 Ruling

Friday, Jan 14 2022

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Justice appealed the U.S. Court of International Trade's Section 201 ruling that struck down the Trump administration’s effort to raise solar tariffs.

Following is a statement by John Smirnow, General Counsel and Vice President of Market Strategy for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

“We are disappointed that the Department of Justice has appealed the Court of International Trade’s ruling. Continuing this legal fight in light of the history of the case is another government misstep in this long and tortured saga and provides no benefit to the American workers, public, or clean energy goals.”

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Dan Whitten, SEIA's Vice President of Public Affairs, (202) 556-2879