Legislator Proposes Reduced Wind Setbacks

Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) introduced Senate Bill 188 which would reduce the property line setback for large-scale wind farm developments.

Touting the economic and energy benefits of wind farms that have already been approved and constructed in his northwestern Ohio district, Senator Hite said in this news release: “The current policy is contrary to Ohio’s reputation as a business-friendly environment and an energy-producing state. It prevents businesses with an interest in gaining access to and investing in wind energy in Ohio from doing so.” 9/21/2017