PUCO Chair's Twitter Posts Raise Controversy

Jan 15, 2013

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler has used his Twitter account to steadily criticize solar, wind and renewable energy and to question global climate change.

The posts are among more than 1-thousand made in the past year by the Uniontown Republican. Observers say it is unusual for a commissioner to be overtly political. A PUCO spokesperson says the commission is bipartisan. Snitchler joined a 3-1 vote last week rejecting a major solar project proposed by Columbus-based American Electric Power