Listen

Ohio AG Considers Blocking Nuclear Power Plant Bailout

Aug 27, 2020

Attorney General David Yost
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost says he's considering taking legal action to stall the billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout law.

The subsidies are at the center of one of the largest alleged bribery scandals in Ohio history. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

An injunction could halt increased charges on nearly every Ohioan's electric bills if the legislature fails to repeal House Bill 6.

 

The announcement from Yost is the latest action from leaders, advocates, and interest groups fighting to repeal HB6, which is said to be the catalyst for a 60 million dollar racketeering scheme. 

 

Michael Hartley with the Coalition to Restore Public Trust says legislators must toss out the law. 

 

"Every single word of it is corrupt, and every single word of it is tainted." 

 

Federal investigators say a utility believed to be FirstEnergy and its subsidiaries funneled millions of dollars to Republican former House Speaker Larry Householder in exchange for the bailout.