Unusually wet weather hurt planting this year and made wind turbine lease payments extra welcome to farmers.
Emails show the legislation originated from correspondence between two of Ohio’s most prominent wind energy critics.
The 11th-hour add-on to a 2014 state budget bill didn’t allow stakeholders to respond to proposal, a complaint says.
The bill drew criticism in latest hearings to change Ohio’s clean energy standards after they resumed last year.
Ohio’s next governor could grow the state’s economy by supporting clean energy, according to a business group’s policy agenda released last week.