DUBLIN, Ohio — While most Ohioans are reeling from the damaging effects of the pandemic — a mental state that The New York Times has recently labeled as languishing — our very own General Assembly has wasted no time in moving forward merciless personal agendas that favor fossil fuels.

Specifically, there are several energy bills and provisions in the state budget bill that encourage the expansion of fossil fuels while decreasing opportunities for renewable energy.

For example:

· Senate Bill 52 creates yet another obstacle for wind energy and solar development in Ohio by burdening counties, the Ohio Power Siting Board and renewable energy developers with unprecedented requirements to approve and site wind and solar projects. These new steps in the siting process do not apply to any

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