COLUMBUS - State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Uniontown) introduced bi-partisan legislation designed to protect Ohio’s diverse electricity supply by preserving Ohio’s nuclear plants.

The “Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Bill,” House Bill 381, creates a program to help assure Ohio’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ottawa County and Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County continue to provide well-paid jobs, economic growth, reliable and secure electricity generation and environmental progress in the state. 

“Ohio’s two emission-free nuclear power plants offer tremendous economic, environmental and electric supply benefits to our state,” said DeVitis. “In addition to reliably generating Ohio’s largest portion of  zero emission electricity, Davis-Besse and Perry power our economy, fund important community services, local school districts, employ thousands of Ohioans and keep our electricity rates affordable. Despite these clear advantages, nuclear plants across the country are closing before the end of their useful lives due to electricity regulations that don’t consider their overall value to customers or the electric system.  Ohio is no exception to this challenge.  Without legislative action, our nuclear plants are in very real danger of closing prematurely and permanently. The Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Bill is our opportunity to secure Ohio’s energy future and protect our diverse electricity supply. We must take decisive action now to ensure Ohio’s vital nuclear assets continue to enrich our communities and provide valuable economic, environmental and fuel diversity advantages well into the future.”

Joining DeVitis on the bill at this time are 15 bipartisan co-sponsors.

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