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The owner of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants says it still plans to deactivate and decommission them since lawmakers were not able to pass a bail out measure before the June 30 deadline.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a charge Akron-baed FirstEnergy customers have been paying since 2017. 

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The Ohio House has dramatically changed the energy bill that would bailout the state's nuclear power plants and repeal renewable energy standards. 

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The Ohio Senate is now considering the House-passed two year state budget proposal.

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An Ohio House panel has recommended delaying changes to a bill to bail out the state's struggling nuclear plants while repealing green energy standards. 

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Ohio lawmakers are debating a plan to bail out the state's two nuclear power plants by raising rates on customers. 

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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's plan to overhaul state energy policy kills the green energy standards and bails out struggling nuclear power plants. 

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The state's two nuclear power plants are on track to be shut down in the next two years as the owner, FirstEnergy Solutions, files for bankruptcy.

A deal is in place to help Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions emerge from bankruptcy protection. 

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FirstEnergy Solutions blames the current energy market for deciding to close its Ohio coal plant within the next four years. 

President Trump has ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate steps to help financially troubled coal and nuclear power plants.

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President Trump often talks about "draining the swamp" of inside dealers in Washington.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has rejected legal arguments by the state's four electric utilities seeking to avoid returning proceeds from the federal tax cut to customers through rate reductions. 

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A dozen employees of Akron-based FirstEnergy came to Columbus Monday to lobby lawmakers and the governor to save two nuclear power plants the firm plans to close.

A subsidiary that runs Akron-based FirstEnergy's nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy. 

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Akron-based FirstEnergy says it plans to close its Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants within the next three years. 

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Corporations are seeing big savings as the effects of the large federal tax cut take place.

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are trying to decide whether to allow utilities to raise customer rates to bail out their struggling nuclear power plants. 

State of Ohio

A Republican state lawmaker says there are no plans to hold more hearings on a proposal to raise customer bills to bailout two nuclear power plants owned by Akron-based FirstEnergy. 

Moody's Investors Services says it's highly likely a subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy will default on a 100 million dollar bond payment in early April, which will result in bondholders losing a significant percentage of their investments.

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The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich says he can't see supporting a proposed bailout of Akron-based FirstEnergy's two nuclear plants that's now stalled in the state Legislature.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has rejected appeals of an earlier decision allowing Akron-based FirstEnergy to raise customer rates for three years to improve its electricity distribution grid.

Akron-based FirstEnergy is considering appealing a judgment against the utility in a civil lawsuit. 

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A proposed bailout of Akron-based FirstEnergy's two Ohio nuclear power plants appears to be stalled in the state Legislature.

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Ohio lawmakers have tabled Akron-based FirstEnergy's proposal to raise customer rates to bailout its two Ohio nuclear power plants.

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The CEO of one of Ohio’s largest energy providers made a rare appearance before state lawmakers, pleading for nuclear plant subsidies. 

Updated at 4:58 p.m. May 18 to update the status of an Ohio bill and to add the name of a group spearheading support for it.

Just like coal companies, America's nuclear power industry is having a tough time. It faces slowing demand for electricity, and competition from cheaper natural gas and renewables. And now, touting itself as a form of clean energy, the nuclear industry is lobbying state legislatures with a controversial pitch for help.

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Columbus-based American Electric Power is defending its proposal to raise customer rates.

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The utility that owns Ohio's two nuclear power plants says it needs to charge its customers more in order save the facilities. 

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