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Ohio General Assembly Passes Controversial Energy Bill

HB 554 addresses new targets for usage of alternative energy

  • 9 December 2016
  • Author: Jim Tobin
  • Number of views: 2299

Lawmakers sent energy standards legislation (HB 554) to Governor John Kasich's desk, proposing to convert Ohio's mandates for renewable sources to goals, alongside other changes to utility policy. Proponents cast conversion from mandates to goals in HB554 (Amstutz) as a necessary adjustment in the face of uncertain federal policies. Foes described the goals as a de facto freeze likely to be continued at the end of HB554's two year period of voluntary targets.

Categories: Environment


Prayer for an End to Human Trafficking

Oh God, we didn't see them.

But you did-

The hundreds and thousands of human beings trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped in modern-day slavery.

Under terrible conditions, they work in factories, plow fields, harvest crops, work quarries, fill brothels, clean homes, and haul water.

Many are children with tiny fingers for weaving rugs and small shoulders for bearing rifles.

Their labor is forced, their bodies beaten, their faces hidden from those who don't really want to see them.

But you see them all, God of the poor.

You hear their cry and you answer by opening our eyes, and breaking our hearts and loosening our tongues to insist:

No mas. No more.