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Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio

Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy “mandates” in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.

COLUMBUS — “Coal producer Murray Energy lobbied on the latest bill to roll back renewable energy ‘mandates’ in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to prevent the closure of old and uncompetitive coal-fired power plants.

In a private letter dated January 24, 2017 and sent to Ohio Representative Bill Seitz, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray said, ‘the Ohio General Assembly must pass legislation to end the expensive, job-killing Renewable Energy Mandates in our state.’

‘We stand prepared to offer any assistance that you may need…,’ wrote Robert Murray.

Murray’s letter referred Seitz to Michael T.W. Carey, Murray Energy’s Vice President of Government Affairs, for assistance.

The letter was one the documents obtained via public records requests filed by the Energy and Policy Institute.”

— Dave Anderson, PV Magazine

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