Statement by EDF Associate Vice President, Clean Energy, Cheryl Roberto on Governor Kasich Signing Ohio Senate Bill 310

June 13, 2014
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“In the past, Environmental Defense Fund has been pleased to praise Governor John Kasich for his leadership on reducing harmful air pollution from oil and gas production and bringing diverse stakeholders together to put clean energy standards in place that are good for Ohio’s economy, health and environment. Sincere praise, however, is only meaningful when we are prepared to offer necessary criticism. Unfortunately, the bill the Governor signed into law today can only be viewed as a step backwards for the state. Senate Bill 310 dismantles existing policy that is attracting new energy innovation, investment and jobs to the state and providing documented savings. Ohioans deserve better.”   

  • Cheryl Roberto, Associate Vice President, Clean Energy at Environmental Defense Fund

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