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Bill would streamline permitting, job creation

August 10, 2013
The Marietta Times

Over the past several years, American Municipal Power out of Columbus has been trying to build turbines to take advantage of the abundant hydroelectric resources along the Ohio River. Not only would these projects produce cheap, renewable energy, but they could also provide thousands of good jobs for Ohio workers. But many of these projects have been delayed months and even years by an inefficient and redundant federal permitting system that acts as a barrier to job creation. Unfortunately, American Municipal Power's story is less the exception and more the rule.



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