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Community balance in renewable energy projects is needed

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There’s growing pushback for renewable energy projects in Ohio at the local level as a new state amendment goes into effect.

Peggy Kirk Hall, Director of Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program, tells Brownfield local authorities have expanded abilities to restrict or prohibit solar development projects.

“Because of that opposition, our Ohio Power Siting Board has rejected several and denied those permits so they will not at this point moving forward,” she says.

Community balance in renewable energy projects is needed