GOP Clean Energy Group Endorses Mike DeWine’s Election Bid for Governor

CRES Cites DeWine’s Commonsense Clean Energy Policies for Ohio


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OCTOBER 24, 2018 — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally endorsed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s election bid for Governor.

“America’s Governors are leading the way on when it comes to commonsense clean energy policies that are creating real economic opportunity, strengthening our national security, and preserving our climate. Our country faces big challenges and it’s critical that candidates address them openly and with concrete solutions during the midterm elections. Today, CRES is endorsing Mike DeWine for his proven track record of leadership and support for advancing the free market, clean energy policies that the Buckeye State’s economy demands and our environment deserves,” said CRES Executive Director James Dozier.

“Ohio is blessed with abundant natural resources that are critical to powering our state into the future, whether it is wind off of Lake Erie and our northwestern plains, natural gas in our Appalachian foothills, or the waters of Lake Erie and the Ohio River that are critical to cooling our state’s nuclear reactors. These resources are essential to building a robust energy grid that utilizes all energy generation sources. As an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, I know how important it is to preserve our forests, waterways, and Great Lakes for future generations, and I fought hard to protect all of Ohio’s precious natural lands as Ohio’s Attorney General. I will continue this mission as Ohio’s Governor, while ensuring that Ohio adopts an all-of-the-above energy strategy and remains open for business by maintaining some of the most competitive energy costs in the nation. I am grateful to receive Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions’ endorsement,” said Mike DeWine.

Examples of Attorney General and candidate for Governor Mike DeWine’s clean energy record include:

  • Voting in the United State Senate against oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and for repeal of oil company tax credits.
  • A strong support for the nuclear industry. With the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ottawa County threatened with closure, DeWine said he supports the industry. “We believe in an all-of-the-above energy strategy. Ohio must have an energy plan that reflects our diverse industries and the availability of natural resources, including both existing and evolving technologies. Nuclear power provides a valuable clean, reliable source of energy and should remain an important part of Ohio’s energy future.”
  • DeWine also supports a strong natural gas industry in the state. DeWine said “that if he’s elected governor, his administration would value the natural gas industry as an “essential part” of the state’s future.” Further, DeWine stated that natural gas has helped to boost the economy in historically low-income counties in the eastern and southeastern part of the state.


Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.

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