DeWine signs bill giving commissioners ‘kill switch’ on wind, solar projects
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation Monday giving county commissioners new powers to kill wind or solar projects early in their development. No such power exists for local officials for coal mines or oil and gas wells, which are regulated at the state level. If commissioners opt against scuttling a project entirely, Senate Bill 52 […]
Bill creating new hurdles for wind and solar heads to governor
State GOP lawmakers passed legislation around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning that bestows new powers unto county commissioners, allowing them kill wind and solar projects early in their development. The bill, which now goes to Gov. Mike DeWine for consideration, would also allow commissioners to block wind or solar development in all or part of an […]
Senate passes bill creating new hurdles for wind, solar development
The Ohio Senate passed legislation Wednesday granting new powers to county commissions to scuttle wind and solar development projects. Senate Bill 52 would require the green energy developers — before filing a separate application with the state Power Siting Board that currently exists in law — to hold a public hearing with advance notice to […]
Should Ohioans get a say in approving wind farm projects?
State Sen. Rob McColley says the goal of new legislation pertaining to wind turbines is not to “thwart” wind energy production in Ohio. When asked Tuesday about concerns of turbines, though, McColley had several to mention: an alleged negative impact to home values and safety issues for those living near them. He also pointed out […]