LWVO Action Alert: Urge Governor Kasich To Protect Clean Energy

Dear Member,

The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill to discourage clean energy (HB 554). LWVO is urging Governor Kasich to veto it. If this bill becomes law, Ohio will require neither new renewable energy nor additional energy conservation until 2020. Defeat of these bills means restoring the state's commitment to clean energy.

Since  Governor Kasich has repeatedly expressed his support for clean energy, he should veto the bill . We need to remind him of his stance. Please add your voice to the call for action. 

While legislators like to malign clean energy standards, the reality is that clean energy is a very tiny part of electric bills and not what is driving rising electric costs. Clean energy brings green jobs and protects our environment. Don't let big money special interests stand in the way of green energy and green jobs. Urge the governor to hold fast to his opposition and veto HB 554.

Please contact Governor Kasich at (614) 466-3555 or email his office via webform at http://governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx with this following message or words of your choice:

"I urge you to reaffirm your commitment to clean energy and the many jobs that it creates. Please veto HB 554."

Thank you for taking action!

LWVO Advocacy Team
League of Women Voters of Ohio | 614-469-1505 | www.lwvohio.org