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How did your Legislator vote on HB 6?

Ohio House Bill 6 passed the Ohio House of Representatives on May 29 and the Ohio Senate on June 17, and it’s now heading back to the Ohio House for a concurrence vote on the newest version. If passed, this bill would add an extra charge to all Ohioans electric […]

Statement from Ohio Citizen Action on Ohio House passage of HB 6
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Statement from Ohio Citizen Action on Ohio House passage of HB 6

COLUMBUS — “HB 6 started out as another disappointing example of redistribution of wealth from the pockets of Ohio consumers into the hands of corporate shareholders, and it only got worse. We knew FirstEnergy wasn’t concerned with carbon – at Ohio Citizen Action we’ve been fighting them for over four decades. […]

Melissa English testimony on HB 6 to the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, May 8, 2019
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Melissa English testimony on HB 6 to the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, May 8, 2019

COLUMBUS — “We especially question how the noble goals of lower bills reduced emissions will be met by defunding existing programs that have been very effective in promoting clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. According to a recent analysis of PUCO filings from 2009 to 2017, even though Ohio utility customers […]

Melissa English testimony on HB 6 to the House Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee, April 23, 2019
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Melissa English testimony on HB 6 to the House Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee, April 23, 2019

COLUMBUS — “How do we know this is enough of a subsidy to keep the bankrupt plants open at all? In sponsor testimony, our opposition stated flatly that they have “no idea’ if this will save the plants, but that it will ‘help.’ Ohio utility customers deserve more certainty before lawmakers […]

Ohioans’ renewable energy future just took another step backward
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Ohioans’ renewable energy future just took another step backward

COLUMBUS — “If you’re a supporter of clean and renewable energy, you know our state legislators often work against new forms of energy. And, today’s news of the Ohio Senate’s confirmation of Sam Randazzo as the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) was yet another example. With […]

Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018
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Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]