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A proposed wind energy project off the coast of Lake Erie is facing a lawsuit from two birding organizations. The groups allege not enough research has been done to determine the project’s environmental impact.

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.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
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The Ohio House has dramatically changed the comprehensive energy bill that would bail out the state’s nuclear power plants and repeal alternative energy mandates.

Researchers are saying a new poll shows increasing support for the development of renewable energy among conservative Ohioans. The poll doesn’t just focus on what conservative voters support, but why.

Opponents of American Electric Power’s renewable energy project say the proposal to build new wind and solar farms in Highland County would result in an unnecessary subsidy with customers footing the bill.

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It’s been years in the making, but this month plans for a Lake Erie wind farm took a step, or at least a half-step, forward.

A group that advocates for the rights of landowners is fighting back against a bill that would allow for more wind turbines to pop up. The bill addresses how far turbines can set back from property lines. But the wind energy industry says those setbacks must be reduced in order for more development. 

An issue that some believe will reignite the wind energy industry is getting a new wave of support. A previous version of the bill stalled after the resignation of a senator. 

Former Ohio Senator Cliff Hite.
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Republicans in the Ohio Senate are regrouping after allegations of sexual harassment forced a high-ranking member to resign.

A wind turbine at Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert County.
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Leaders in the wind energy industry says they cannot create new projects in Ohio, claiming they’re essentially handcuffed by stiff regulations over where turbines can be placed.

A new proposal would loosen those restrictions.

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Internet retail giant Amazon says it plans to build its second wind farm in Ohio, this one in Hardin County.

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Communities have reaped the benefits of Ohio’s booming energy industry. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- some local officials believe their schools are missing out on potential funds.

Local Officials Fight State For More Say In Location Of Wind Turbines

Dec 1, 2015
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There’s a new fight brewing over green energy laws, as some local officials want more control over the location of wind turbines.