Tag: house bill 6

Hey BigWind, OH citizens have the right to HEAR!

Isn't our government supposed to be BY and FOR the people? Then why is it that the people, of Ohio, have a government board, the OPSB (Say Yes to BigWind Board) which is allowed to APPROVE BigWind projects Looooonnnnng before Ohio citizens know anything about it? Case in point is below. Land was leased 10 … Continue reading Hey BigWind, OH citizens have the right to HEAR!

Hooray! Seneca county rescinds AEZ and HB6 passes

A big hooray for Sandusky County where the County Commissioners have rescinded their designation as an Alternative Energy Zone (AEZ).  The vote cancelled the action taken 7 years ago.  Readers will recall that the Seneca County Commissioners rescinded their AEZ earlier this summer and it took effect June 30th.   The OPSB Public Hearing for … Continue reading Hooray! Seneca county rescinds AEZ and HB6 passes

Will Ohio legislators guzzle BigWind koolaid?

The Ohio Senate and House have currently removed the option for local landowners to vote a BigWind project up or down. We are afraid their butts are in the air, and their heads are guzzling the BigWind koolaid. What will it take to get their attention? Phone calls and votes, period. Have you done your … Continue reading Will Ohio legislators guzzle BigWind koolaid?

BigWind tries to ‘huff and puff’ Ohio House down

As the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee gears up for its first hearing on HB 6, the opposition is flooding the print media with articles and opinion pieces that argue against the provisions of the bill, advocate for closing the nuclear plants and reducing wind turbine setbacks.   An assortment of articles is provided below.  In a … Continue reading BigWind tries to ‘huff and puff’ Ohio House down

Ohioans step up their fight against BigWind

This week we achieved a significant victory in the Ohio House of Representatives with the passage of HB 6 which will save clean energy generation at the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants and will give township voters the right of referendum to accept or reject OPSB certificates of approval for industrial wind projects over 20MW.   … Continue reading Ohioans step up their fight against BigWind

BigWind ‘pouts’ as Ohio citizens gain a voice

Yesterday afternoon Representative Bill Reineke worked to get language that he drafted into the new version of current bill HB 6. This language establishes a local vote by effected Townships within a given industrial wind turbine project. This would happen only after the project goes through the currently in place process with the Ohio Power … Continue reading BigWind ‘pouts’ as Ohio citizens gain a voice

BigWind brings Circus to Ohio

BigWind brought the circus to Ohio and barked about setbacks!! This week the Ohio House Subcommittee on Energy Generation is heard interested party and opponent testimony on HB 6 – the Ohio Clean Air Program.  As expected, a conga line of anti-nuclear/pro-renewable witnesses took the stand.   The Tuesday proceedings can be viewed at http://ohiochannel.org/collections/ohio-house-energy-and-natural-resources-subcommittee-on-energy-generation.  What should … Continue reading BigWind brings Circus to Ohio