Ohio Environmental Council, September 1, 2017
“Renewable energy and energy efficiency are growing the economy in Ohio, creating jobs, generating tax revenue, and protecting public health and the environment. Sign here to tell Ohio’s leaders to support these cost competitive technologies as part of a new energy vision for the Buckeye state.”
Tucked away in the vast cornfields of rural Northwest Ohio is a story of environmental and economic success that few have ever heard.
Just a few years ago, the towns of Van Wert and Paulding were being left behind by the 21st century economy. County offices were forced to go to four-day workweeks to save money, the local jail was outsourced, and the city stopped funding its economic development office, which is supposed to bring jobs to the community.
Fast forward a few years, the community is now home to hundreds of wind turbines that are generating not only clean, renewable energy, but are also generating a host of economic benefits for local businesses, school districts, and farmers.
Fossil fuel special interests don’t want Ohioans to know this story.
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