For Immediate Release December 6, 2017
The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum today issued the following statement from Tyler Duvelius, Ohio Conservative Energy Forum Board and Leadership Council Member, in response to State Senator Matt Dolan’s (R-Chagrin Falls) introduction of Senate Bill 238 – legislation to fix Ohio’s wind setback policy.
“We applaud Senator Dolan for leading the charge to ensure we protect the property rights of land owners, while ensuring Ohio can benefit from the jobs and economic investment from wind energy. The proposed legislation is a compromise between the current policy and what existed before 2014. Renewable energy plays an important role in our national security, as illustrated by the U.S. Army recently contracting solar and wind to power about half of Fort Hood’s operations to ensure that the base has access to power if the grid is attacked and saving taxpayers millions by doing so. Additionally, the current policy is limiting landowner rights, and it’s imperative we allow farmers to decide how to run their business, lease their land and provide for their families.”
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