Congressman Tim Ryan Calls on Governor Kasich to Veto Freeze on Ohio Renewable Energy Standards

Dec 9, 2016 Issues: Energy, Environment

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan decries the passage of House Bill 554, which extends a “freeze” on Ohio’s renewable energy standards.

“At a time when Ohio is in desperate need for new, good paying jobs, allowing this bill to go into effect would be irresponsible and foolish. We know that the resuscitation of our manufacturing base will be partly driven through a reinvestment in a renewable energy economy, yet Ohio Republicans continue to bury their heads in the sand. There are over 8,000 component parts in the standard wind turbine, these are parts that could be manufactured and assembled right here in Ohio. Instead of doubling down on fossil fuels, we should be increasing investment in these alternate sources of energy in a way that drives economic growth and innovation, helps lower utility bills for hard working men and women in our state, and leaves a cleaner, safer environment for future generations. I call on Governor Kasich to do what is right for our state and veto this bill.”