The FBI recently uncovered one of the largest public corruption cases in Ohio’s history. As part of this scheme, $61 million in bribes from the utility, First Energy, paid for the passage of the most regressive energy bill in the country: HB 6. HB 6 is a bailout of two nuclear power plants and a coal plant, funded by the hardworking people of the great state of Ohio. It was passed illegally and must be repealed. Not only is the bill corrupt and passed illegally, it’s also a disaster for climate change and props up two dangerous and dirty energy industries, rather than investing in clean, safe, renewable energy
The Ohio House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight said that they would not meet right away to consider a repeal of House Bill 6—which is unjust and doesn’t allow the public to speak out against this horrible bill.
So instead, ACE and partners co-hosted a series of virtual public hearings that offered citizens of Ohio a chance to share their thoughts and opinions about HB 6 prior to the November election. Ohio lawmakers were in attendance and Ace Fellows from Ohio delivered some of the most impactful testimonies of the night.
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