State Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill bailing out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and one coal-fired Indiana power plant. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which have created over 100,000 jobs and saved rate payers over 5 billion dollars.


“We should be investing in our communities and putting Ohio first and not forcing Ohioans to spend over a billion dollars bailing out bankrupt nuclear facilities and an Indiana coal plant,” said Rep. Leland. “Our goal here should be to solve the issues surrounding the nuclear facilities without destroying Ohio’s opportunity to be a part of the clean energy industrial revolution.”


After passing the House, HB 6 now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

 
 
 
  
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