Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund Disappointed in Committee Leadership for Stifling Debate on Nuclear Subsidy Bill
COLUMBUS, OH -- Commenting on the walkout today by Democrats on the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee:
“It’s ironic and sad that a utility company that supplies electricity for lighting is so willing to hide in the shadows. The OEC Action Fund calls on FirstEnergy and supporters of HB 6 to answer each and every question about its scheme to pick the pockets of Ohio families and reap $300 million a year in perpetuity to pay for aging nuclear power plants, while gutting our renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. When this is all said and done, it could be a billion-dollar payout,” said Miranda Leppla, Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund’s Vice President of Energy Policy.
“FirstEnergy is using its influence to silence its critics in the Ohio House, the utility's allies are spending vast amounts of money to air deceptive and misleading advertisements on television. We need to put a spotlight on FirstEnergy,” Leppla said.
For more information, read the Common Cause report on "Connecting the Dots: FirstEnergy Political $$$, Profits, and Utility."