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Future of Nuclear Bailout Law Could Depend on Ohio Supreme Court

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The window has closed for parties to file in the Ohio Supreme Court case over whether the new energy law, HB6, can be subject to a citizen referendum. The energy law bails out nuclear and subsidizes coal plants through rate increases. Attorneys for FirstEnergy Solutions argue that those rate increases should be considered tax increases. State… Read More

HB6 Referendum petitioner collects signatures on Otterbein University's campus.

Federal Judge Declines Extension for Nuclear Bailout Referendum

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U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus has rejected the request from Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the anti-nuclear power plant bailout group, to have more time to collect signatures. The group was trying to put the controversial law, HB6, up for a vote on next year’s ballot. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts already missed the deadline and did not… Read More

Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Anti-Nuclear Bailout Group Argues for More Time to Collect Signatures

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Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts revealed in a U.S. District Court hearing that they fell far short of the signatures needed to qualify for a potential referendum on the nuclear bailout bill, created through HB6. The group was trying to put a referendum of HB6 on next year’s ballot and needed 265,774 valid signatures in order… Read More

Rachael Belz, Ohio Citizen Action, collects signatures for the HB6 Referendum at Land Grant Brewery. This was one of several public events the referendum group held to collect signatures.

Nuclear Bailout Law to Go Into Effect After Referendum Group Misses Deadline

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The anti-nuclear bailout group, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, did not turn in their collected signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office by the deadline set in order to hold a referendum. However, the group is hoping a federal court will rule in favor of their request to extend the deadline in order for them… Read More

Petition circulators have been gathering signatures since late August.

Deadline to File to Overturn Controversial Nuclear Bailout Law a Week Away

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On October 21, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year. But supporters of the bailout are waging an unrelenting fight to stop that. The pro-bailout Ohioans For Energy Security has been… Read More

Someone's hand showing them signing a petition

Nuclear Bailout Group Paying People To Follow Referendum Petitioners

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Generation Now, one of the well-funded groups in the fight over Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout, is monitoring the referendum petition workers by putting their own people on the ground. Generation Now was behind the pro-HB6 ads that would play around the state before the legislation was approved and signed into law. Now, they’re shifting… Read More