State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) 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.
“This is truly disappointing,” said Denson. “Unfortunately, this HB 6 isn’t about jobs or clean energy like proponents would like us to believe. This bill is about bending to the will of a corporation by giving them a bag full of hard working Ohioans’ money.”
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.