Columbus, Ohio -- The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Heather Taylor-Miesle, President of the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund:
“Today, Gov. DeWine announced that he will nominate energy lobbyist Sam Randazzo to serve on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. We are disappointed in this choice, as Mr. Randazzo has a lengthy career fighting against renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ohio.
“This move is out-of-step with the rest of the Midwest, where governors are committing to the future of energy, instead of the past.
“We sincerely hope we are wrong, and Mr. Randazzo will start fresh and help put Ohio on the road towards a diverse energy sector with ample room for clean, renewable energy, so our economy and the health of our people is top priority.”