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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:23 PM

Ohio House Holds Hearings On HB6 Repeal Proposal

The Ohio House has started hearings on a potential repeal of HB6, the sweeping energy law that bails out nuclear power plants. A federal investigation alleges the bill is at the center of a $61 million corruption scheme involving then-House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford).

A key argument in the debate to repeal HB6 is whether to wipe out the entire law, or only parts of it.

The $1 billion nuclear power plant bailout is a cornerstone of the bill, but it also subsidizes coal plants and solar farms, while rolling back and eliminating renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates.

Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) fights against the argument that the bill is still good policy.

Read more: https://www.statenews.org/post/ohio-house-holds-hearings-hb6-repeal-proposal

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