Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released the following statement on Governor Kasich’s decision to sign SB 310, the bill which freezes Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards.
“Today, Governor Kasich ignored the voices of Ohio’s working families, veterans, manufacturers, religious leaders, and business leaders. By signing SB 310 in secret, John Kasich is all but acknowledging that he has cost Ohio thousands of new jobs and millions in increased utility prices in order to appease the Koch brothers and other special interests. It is an all too fitting end to a week in which the Governor has failed to give Ohioans the answers they deserve, or take accountability for the consequences of his actions.
As Governor, I will work to make Ohio a national energy leader, rather than make headlines for becoming the first state in the country to freeze renewable energy standards.”