FirstEnergy fights against disclosing more details about alleged HB 6 bribery cases

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder appeared in federal court on his nuclear power plant bailout public corruption charges on July 21 (photo courtesy of Ohio State House News Bureau)

Case filings and delay of possible nuclear bailout combine to block Ohioans from learning more before voting.

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By Kathiann M. Kowalski

Consumer advocates, industry organizations and environmental groups continue efforts to learn more about claims that FirstEnergy and current or former subsidiaries may have financed an alleged $60-million conspiracy to make sure Ohio’s nuclear bailout bill became law and withstood a referendum attempt.

Yet opposition by FirstEnergy in two regulatory cases and in state court has combined with the legislative recess to prevent those groups and voters from learning more before Election Day.

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