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Attack on Clean Energy Law Defeated!

Ohio Environmental Council, December 6, 2013

The Ohio Senate just announced that it will hold off for the rest of 2013 on a bill to weaken Ohio’s clean energy and energy efficiency laws. Thank you to everyone who called, wrote, and emailed your lawmakers!

For the second time in two weeks, the sponsor of a proposal to gut Ohio’s Clean Energy Law failed to muster enough support amongst his own Republican colleagues to bring his bill to a scheduled committee vote. The vigorous, months-long effort of manufacturers, consumers, and environmental advocates the OEC is helping lead stopped FirstEnergy and the other enemies of clean energy in their tracks!

This marks the third time in the last 12 months that we have stopped this well-funded effort to undermine Ohio’s Clean Energy Law.

Unfortunately, the effort to protect consumers and the environment is far from over.

Ideologically-driven lawmakers and fossil-fueled special interests in Columbus plan to come back next year to advance radical legislation (Senate Bill 58 and House Bill 302) to gut Ohio’s landmark clean energy laws.

The leader of the effort recently said that he “has not yet begun to fight.”

Now is the time to let lawmakers know you are watching; and that you expect them to make the right decision in 2014 to keep energy prices low and our air clean by keeping and strengthening our advanced energy and energy efficiency laws.

Read the latest news on Senate Bill 58:

Read earlier post on this issue.