NEW BILL PRESENTS MOST SERIOUS THREAT TO DATE FOR OHIO'S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
The Ohio Senate has introduced legislation - Ohio Senate Bill 310 - that poses the most serious threat to Ohio's clean energy standards to date.
This bill is reportedly being fast-tracked for passage before June of this year, with some even saying it's a done deal. The Senate Public Utilities Committee held its first hearing on April 3rd and Senator Bill Seitz, the Chairman of the committee, announced there will be two additional hearings the week of April 7th. If ever there were a critical time to have your voice heard on this issue, it is now.
Supporters of this latest attack are labeling it a temporary "freeze" of Ohio's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. But this word-smithing conceals what they're really doing, phasing/ushering in a repeal of Ohio's clean energy standards. They can call it whatever they want – a freeze or a pause – but if it passes, the practical result is still the same: the end of our clean energy standards.
If the so-called freeze passes, it will cost you money, turn new green-collar jobs and investment away from Ohio, and ramp up utility smokestack emissions.
Thanks to your help we've stopped the fossil-fueled interests before, and with your help today we'll stop them again. Help us turn up the heat on your state lawmakers in Columbus!
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LEGISLATION AIMS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF EXCESS NUTRIENTS FROM FARMS IN OHIO WATERWAYS.
Ohio’s farmland is a valuable natural resource for food, fiber, and fuel production. Ohio’s rich farmland is one of our state’s biggest economic drivers as well as providing us with homegrown food throughout the seasons.
As part of their farming practices, farmers apply fertilizers and other nutrients to help their crops thrive. And when these nutrients stay on the land, they do their job very well. The problem is when those nutrients run off the land and into our lakes, rivers, and streams, and possibly into our drinking water.
A bill was introduced on June 25 in the Ohio Senate that aims to address the run-off problem. Read more.