Columbus Ohio

Leading Consumer Energy Advocate Applauds Action and Encourages Gov. DeWine to Sign SB 33

COLUMBUS, OH – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for responsible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, released the following statement after the Ohio Senate accepted bipartisan changes to Senate Bill 33 from the Ohio House, a critical pipeline and infrastructure protection bill.

CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura said:

“Thank you to the Ohio Senate for their strong support of this common sense, bipartisan legislation that will protect our key energy infrastructure, like the pipelines our communities rely on every day – especially during these hard economic times.”

“Without doubt, our critical infrastructure from water treatment facilities to pipelines are essential to all Ohioans – facilities which extremists have targeted and damaged without regard to human life and livelihoods in states across the country over the past several years.”

“We applaud the legislature for working in a bipartisan manner to protect critical energy infrastructure while also guaranteeing individuals who wish to peacefully express their First Amendment rights may continue to do so. We urge Gov. DeWine to promptly sign SB 33 into law.”