The attached letter was sent to Sam Randazzo, Chairman of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) regarding the Icebreaker wind project. This industrial wind project was recently approved by the OPSB with conditions imposed by the OPSB on the project developer designed to protect migratory birds. These conditions have been called a deal killer by the developer. The Icebreaker project is to be located off the shore of Cleveland in Lake Erie. The letter was signed by several members of the Ohio House of Representatives. (and several senators.)
Please note the concerns stated by legislators: As members of the Ohio General Assembly, we would like to comment on the decision made by the Power Siting Board as it relates to the Icebreaker wind turbine project. This project would be the first offshore wind facility in the freshwaters of the Great Lakes. This project is being sold as environmentally and economically friendly, but we see this as an environmental and economic gamble with Ohio’s most precious natural resource.