State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.


“Today, the Ohio legislature sided with corporate interests and gutted Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan. “HB 6 harms our state’s growing renewable energy industry, our environment and working Ohioans who will now foot the bill for a corporate bailout. Once again, the legislature has turned its back on the future at the expense of Ohio families, clean energy workers, small businesses and the health of Ohioans.”


More than 112,000 Ohioans currently work in the clean energy sector, ranking 8th in the country and 3rd in the region. 


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

 
 
 
  
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