ohio power siting board

Updated: 4:55 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has repealed a provision requiring a proposed wind farm in Lake Erie shut down its turbines overnight from March 1 to Nov. 1.

Board members unanimously approved a motion by Mary Mertz, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, to remove the requirement at the OPSB meeting Thursday.

Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County, Ohio.
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Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate are pushing for a bill that would allow township voters to reject wind farm projects through a referendum.

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A $126 million plan to put six wind turbines in Lake Erie is one step closer to winning final approval.