Tag: senator dolan

Ohio lawmakers are being lied to by BigWind

Illinois votes for 2,250 feet BigWind setback from a PROPERTY LINE. How does this decision make Ohio lawmakers look? Stupid? Uninformed? Bribed? You decide. Ohio setbacks are anything BUT restrictive to BigWind! Congratulations to the BigWind warriors in Illinois.  Unfortunately, as you read below, this decision was too late for some residents.... The Ford County … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers are being lied to by BigWind

Is BigWind the ‘greatest’ thing to ever come to Ohio? Sorry, many think NOT

This past week, Sen. Obhof reiterated his feeling that HB 114 to lower the renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and reduce the wind turbine setbacks was not likely to advance given the year-end time crunch and because the changes proposed need “more caucus support”.  “"We have very little time left and, as I've mentioned … Continue reading Is BigWind the ‘greatest’ thing to ever come to Ohio? Sorry, many think NOT

Why do some in Ohio fight against BigWind?

Senate President Larry Obhof surprised the Ohio caucus by naming Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) as Chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Media reports noted “I look forward to Steve’s leadership of this committee,” said Obhof. “He has proven himself a hard-working, thoughtful, solution-oriented leader, and he understands the importance of developing a long-term energy … Continue reading Why do some in Ohio fight against BigWind?

Why is Ohio Senator Dolan aligning with BigWind???

Sometimes it is good to review the basics on Ohio setback law.  Ohio initially established setbacks for wind turbines in 2008, establishing two minimums, both of which had to be met. One established a 750-foot setback from the “nearest, habitable, residential structure” while the other set a distance from the base of the turbine to … Continue reading Why is Ohio Senator Dolan aligning with BigWind???

Ohio BigWind is on a leash-for now

Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee met but announced there would be no vote taken on H.B. 114 to reduce wind turbine setbacks.   Wind power to the people!   Chairman Balderson announced in the Committee that they had received new information and language which they needed to seriously consider.  They will take the … Continue reading Ohio BigWind is on a leash-for now

Ohio testifies against (HB 114) BigWind in a BigWay

Yesterday was a huuuuggge day at the Statehouse where rural landowners from Champaign, Van Wert, Seneca, Huron, Richland, Allen, Hardin and Logan Counties assembled to provide opponent testimony against the proposed setbacks in Sub. H.B.  114.   Fifty-three separate testimonies were submitted for the record and twenty of them were presented verbally by a great group … Continue reading Ohio testifies against (HB 114) BigWind in a BigWay

It’s been a great week for BigWind in Ohio

It has been a crazy week at the Statehouse.  The picture is becoming just a little clearer to us and it seems that the bill which Sen. Beagle drafted as Sub. HB 114 was NOT what had been expected.  Many were surprised that there was any setback language in the bill at all.  Equally surprising … Continue reading It’s been a great week for BigWind in Ohio

Apex Clean Energy handed big ‘blow’ in Van Wert, Ohio

  The Van Wert county overwhelmingly said NO to a county commissioner who strongly supported  Apex Clean Energy!  The same occurred, across the border, in Cass County, IN... ...The TRUTH is hard to hide and it is out. BigWind is a bully across America. It divides families and communities and damages our energy security b/c … Continue reading Apex Clean Energy handed big ‘blow’ in Van Wert, Ohio

Why is rural Ohio fighting against BigWind?

There are many reasons why rural communities are fighting back against wind development. This isn’t some crusade against a cleaner source of energy, that would be silly to think that people agains living in a wind turbine project want dirty air and water. What this boils down to is property rights guaranteed by the constitution, … Continue reading Why is rural Ohio fighting against BigWind?