State Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk) has issued the following statement after Senate Bill 52 was recently signed into law:
“With the passage and signing by our governor of S.B. 52, the citizens of our district and across Ohio will have a more active voice in industrial wind and solar development. Through local active civic engagement, our communities have come together to voice their concerns at all levels of government in regards to industrial wind and now solar development in our agricultural countryside.
“As stated in the OPSB (Ohio Power Siting Board) stipulations, industrial wind and solar development must meet the needs of public interest, convenience, and necessity. With the signing of S.B. 52, we have strengthened those goals for all citizens in Ohio.”