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This week brought a close to one chapter for Ohio's nuclear power plant bailout law, House Bill 6. But another could be starting. 

The group fighting Ohio's nuclear plant bailout law has argued in federal court they should get an extension of their petition drive to put a repeal on the ballot. 

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Petitioners are giving one last push into the drive that would put Ohio's nuclear power plant bailout law before voters.

A federal judge has approved a bankruptcy plan outlined by Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions after it finalized two union labor agreements. 

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A week from today, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid petition signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year.

The U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling a decade ago helped bring hundreds of millions of dollars into political campaigns without having to disclose the source or sources.

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Hundreds of students skipped class to rally at the Statehouse Friday for action against climate change as part of the worldwide Climate Strike protest.

FirstEnergy Solutions, the owner of Ohio's two nuclear power plants, is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to stop a potential ballot issue to repeal the state’s new nuclear bailout law.

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Opponents hoping to overturn a bailout of Ohio's nuclear and coal-fired plants have cleared an initial hurdle to put the issue before voters next year. 

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The battle lines have been drawn for the fight over Ohio's new energy law. 

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The operator of Ohio's two nuclear power plants is seeking to toss out its collective bargaining agreement with the union representing workers at the Perry plant as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. 

Ohio legislators have passed a new energy law that affects everyone’s electric bills and changes the state’s course on green energy policies.

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A group may now begin collecting campaign funds for a possible referendum on the state's new energy law. 

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A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state.   

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The energy bill that would save Ohio's two nuclear plants from closure while making cuts to renewable and efficiency policies has stalled in the Ohio House. 

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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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An Ohio Senate committee has amended the energy bill that could bail out the state's nuclear power plants. 

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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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An Ohio House committee Wednesday heard from supporters of the bill to create a 300 million dollar fund offering credits to both renewable energy and nuclear power plants - while eliminating the state's renewable energry requirements. 

40 years after the nation's worst commercial nuclear accident, the remaining reactor still operating at Three Mile Island in South-central Pennsylvania is closing.

Exelon announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 will shut down by September 30th.

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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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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has unveiled a proposal that would dramatically overhaul the state's energy policy. 

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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. 

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since a low point in 2001, and many are passionate about their motivation.

"I'm here because I think I can save the world with nuclear power," Leslie Dewan told the crowd at a 2014 event as she pitched her company's design for a new kind of reactor.

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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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.

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