For nine years, the people of Greater Cleveland have been hearing about a plan to build a batch of wind turbines in Lake Erie.
The project has gone through ups and downs but it's getting close to a big decision that will have a big say in its future.
It's competing with five other projects for a big Department of Energy grant crucial to its advancement.
Dr. Lorry Wagner, of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, answers questions about the status and future of project.
The Ohio Supreme Court will soon decide whether to take a case that will impact people in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain and Summit counties.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District started to collect fees from property owners to fund projects dealing with stormwater runoff and erosion problems.
Some cities and property owners challenged an earlier court ruling. The Court of Appeals agreed with them that NEORSD did not have the authority to address stormwater issues and enact the fee.
About $12 million in fees have been collected. Projects that have started were on hold.
NEORSD executive director Julius Ciaccia discusses the situation .
Tom Beres , cleveland.com columnist Mark Naymik and cleveland.com Politics Writer Henry Gomez discuss these issues with Wagner and Ciaccia on this edition of Between the Lines