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FirstEnergy Won't Collect "Decoupling Fee"

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Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says Akron-based FirstEnergy has agreed in a settlement to forgo collection of a decoupling fee tacked onto consumer bills under the now-tainted nuclear power plant bailout bill. The fee guarantees the company a profit. Yost's office sued FirstEnergy in January to stop collection of the subsidy. A Franklin County judge granted a temporary injunction last year blocking the collection of subsidies from Ohio consumers under the law. 

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