Defending clean air and water has been a consistent priority for Mike Skindell. Upon first arriving in the General Assembly, he went to work promoting a renewable energy portfolio standard; years of effort ultimately got this standard passed and signed into law. Skindell has steadfastly opposed efforts to eliminate the renewable energy standard; he has worked hard to restrict fracking, and reform unreasonable setback rules that have stalled wind-energy development in Ohio.
Both the Ohio Environmental Council and the Nature Conservancy have recognized Skindell’s work. On Monday, March 12, they were joined by Cleveland’s newest political advocacy group. The Westside Enviro Dems hosted a reception and fundraiser for Skindell, as well as state senate candidate Nickie J. Antonio and House District 14 candidate Steve Holecko.
Thank you to all of the guests who showed up in support, including: County Councilman Dale Miller; Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins; Congressional candidate Aaron Godfrey; Power of Wind Action Team leader Tom Schock; Community Activist Kathy Coleman; Randy Cunningham of Cleveland Environmental Action Network (CLEAN); and Cuyahoga County Director of Sustainability Mike Foley.