Danks v. Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
2022 CO 26. No. 21SA265. Public Utility Law—Administrative Law.
June 13, 2022
In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether a gas-gathering operation meets the statutory definition of a public utility such that it is subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The Court concluded that the PUC regularly pursued its authority in determining that (1) the gas-gathering operation is not a public utility over which the PUC has jurisdiction, (2) the PUC’s decision was just and reasonable, and (3) the PUC’s conclusions were in accordance with the evidence.
The district court’s judgment upholding the PUC’s ruling was affirmed.