Legislators ask OPSB to reconsider ruling that restricts Icebreaker Wind turbine operations

A group of 32 Northeast Ohio lawmakers, including state senators and representatives from both parties, is urging state regulators to reconsider a ruling that “would doom the construction of Icebreaker Wind,” a six-turbine, 20-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm, Cleveland.com reports. The legislators wrote a letter to Ohio Power Siting Board Chair Sam Randazzo saying that while the board “technically approved” the project, “it unlawfully inserted a ‘poison pill’ provision” barring the blades from moving at night between March 1 and November 1 to limit risks to birds and bats, according to the article. Icebreaker is projected to generate 500 new jobs and $250 million for the local economy. For more, read the full article.

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