Ohio Energy Freeze Extension DOA

Kasich Says It’s “Kicking the Can Down the Road”

CHICAGO, IL – A spokesperson for Ohio Governor John Kasich said legislation to extend the renewable energy freeze through 2019 was likely “unacceptable” to Kasich as it was still “kicking the can down the road,” according to reporting by Gongwer published Monday. [Linked here, behind paywall: http://www.gongwer-oh.com/programming/news.cfm?article_ID=850790202#sthash.HApcwAZg.dpbs]

Following is a reaction from Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Ohio’s energy freeze extension is dead on arrival. The Governor is right to dismiss the bill—more delay in diversifying the state’s energy landscape is ill-conceived. Tethering Ohio’s energy future to dirty fossil fuels is bad for the health or economic interests of Ohio’s people and businesses. Since the bill clearly isn’t going anywhere, it’s time for the legislature to stop the tomfoolery and get to work on advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy planning to regain the economic footing Ohio loses every day during the current two-year freeze.”

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