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The Ohio House version of the 2022-23 state operating budget includes language that would make it state policy to “promote” oil and gas development, exploration and production. The House also added in provisions to make it easier to lease mineral rights under state lands.

The first utility-scale solar project in Ohio went on the grid in February. The second will soon be complete. These projects — Hardin and Hillcrest — are ushering in a new era of energy production for the state and forcing rural communities to reevaluate how they interact with one another and the land.

Pennsylvania more than doubled its solar capacity in 2020 and Ohio tripled its capacity, according to a new report by Solar Energy Industries Association.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Jenifer French as his choice to succeed Sam Randazzo, who resigned Nov. 20 after the FBI raided his home.

According to documents acquired by the environmental group FracTracker Alliance, a whistleblower contacted the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in 2019 with allegations that the pipeline may have been built with a defective corrosion coating.

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved the applications for two new utility-scale solar facilities in Madison and Highland counties. The projects would cover more than 3,500 acres of land.

The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a public hearing June 8 on Clearview Solar I, LLC’s proposal to construct a 144 megawatt solar farm in Adams Township in Champaign County. The project would cover 1,195 acres of land.

Three bills recently introduced in Ohio seek to stop local governments from limiting the use of fossil fuels. Similar legislation has been proposed or passed in several others states in response to some West Coast cities banning natural gas hookups in new construction.

Supporters of the Ohio SB 52 and HB 118 say there is a need for more local say in these types of projects and that the current public input process through the Ohio Power Siting Board isn’t effective.

According to investigators, Lisa Braniff stole from her mother's estate to purchase a horse farm in Mount Vernon. She was charged with theft and forgery.