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API Ohio: Energy mandates hurt Ohio consumers and distort energy markets

Michael Tadeo | 202.682.8114 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio – March 21, 2017 –API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler testified before the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee in support of legislation that would remove government mandates for electricity generation in the state.

“When the government picks winners and losers in the energy markets, consumers lose,” said Zeigler. “The simplest, most cost-effective way for Ohio leaders to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency is to continue to allow energy markets to work. Removing government mandates for renewable electricity generation will help ensure that Ohio consumers and the environment will be able to fully benefit from our state’s abundant resources of clean-burning and affordable natural gas. We look forward to working with the State of Ohio on advancing this important legislation that protects Ohio consumers.”

Zeigler’s testimony is available on the API website.

API Ohio is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 625 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 25 million Americans.