Omar Tarazi

DeWine, GOP still controlled by fossil fuel interests

So Mike DeWine is caving in to the coal and natural gas lobbies, and the Republican state legislators whose campaign treasure chests are fully stocked with the cash given to them by these lobbyists. Just when I began to think he had some backbone.

I found his efforts to deal with the COVID-19 crisis were admirable. He seemed to really care about the health of his citizens and constituents.

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But now I see he and our Republican-dominated state legislature are going to create hurdles for the clean energy industry in Ohio. Hurdles that the fossil fuel folks don’t have to clear as they continue to pollute the atmosphere and shorten the life spans of the people they purportedly are elected to serve.

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