(Columbus, OH, February 10, 2016) – Mike Hartley, executive director of the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay in the ongoing Clean Power Plan case:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay until the legal challenges are heard should have no impact on Ohio’s decision to pursue a true all-of-the-above energy policy, including continued development of domestically produced renewable resources. Ohio must move forward.
“While Ohio’s conservative leaders have been suspect of the Obama Administration’s plan, we must not allow the Clean Power Plan delay to serve as an excuse to keep Ohio’s energy future on hold. Such a move would be misguided and result in the state falling even further behind the rest of the nation. Now is the time to put in place the right clean energy policy that promotes energy diversity, security and advances our state’s economy through energy innovation.”