Did you know that Ohio has more manufacturing companies constructing wind turbines than any other state? It’s true. In fact, nearly 3,000 Ohioans have jobs that are tied directly or indirectly to the wind industry. And that number can increase.

I recently introduced SB 238. This bill moves the minimum setbacks for a wind turbine to a distance that encourages investment, while protecting local control and private property interests.

The passage of SB 238 would open the door for private sector industries to invest $4 billion in Ohio. This investment will in turn lead to additional revenue for local communities and schools, millions of dollars in lease payments to Ohio landowners and thousands of new jobs in Ohio.