MARYSVILLE, OH --- With election season, comes politicians introducing bills in the hopes of gaining support from areas they know are deficient. In order to combat his weak support from the anti-wind community, Bill Reineke is scrambling to introduce a bill to appease them.
Just last year, Reineke supported fixing Ohio’s wind setback law in order to pave the way for a wind farm project in Seneca County. He is quoted stating:
“This wind farm and others like it hold the promise of tremendous economic benefit for Ohio’s rural communities. I am hopeful the General Assembly will act soon to at least give our local community the opportunity to move forward with this project…”
Less than a year ago, Reineke responded to a constituent about how wind turbines could effect property values. This was the response from his office, citing a five-year-old study:
“According to the LSC, a 2013 study by the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, found no statistical evidence that homes in either the post-announcement, pre-construction period or post-construction periods that sold within a mile of turbines were sold for less than similar homes sold between three and ten miles away in the same period.”
The voters of District 26 are much too intelligent to fall for Reineke’s age-old campaign tactics.