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Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Citizen Action / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio

Ohio Citizen Action and our allies will be hosting events across the state, strategically planned to protest House Bill 6 and pressure Ohio lawmakers to follow suit. Please RSVP on Facebook here Cincinnati — Medina  — Bowling Green. More information about each event — in Bowling Green, Cincinnati, and Medina — is below. Cincinnati — If passed, […]

Bowling Green State University students create a short film inspired by OCA’s work
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Bowling Green State University students create a short film inspired by OCA’s work

Professor Bonnie Mitchell of Bowling Green State University is a long-time member of Ohio Citizen Action. In the beginning of 2019, she responded to one of our emails that was a general update, offering to conduct a public awareness project for OCA with her students. So two of our organizers, […]

Nuclear bailout bake sale at FirstEnergy shareholder meeting
Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Nuclear bailout bake sale at FirstEnergy shareholder meeting

AKRON — Ohio Citizen Action hosted a Nuclear Bailout Bake Sale today at the annual FirstEnergy shareholders meeting to help the struggling utility giant keep open the Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants.  Power drinks were available at the bake sale for $10,000 and energy bars for $25,000. All participating […]

Ohioans could be charged more fees in their electric bill
Energy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohioans could be charged more fees in their electric bill

New monthly fees would be collected from all 4.8 million electric utility customers in Ohio under energy bill. COLUMBUS — “Environmentalists and consumer advocates on Tuesday warned that a bill pending in the Ohio House would pile more costs onto consumers and stifle renewable energy and conservation programs. House Bill 6 […]

The General James M. Gavin coal plant in southeast Ohio. Photo by: Analog Kid / Creative Commons
Coal / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Citizen Action / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance

Coal, nuclear cleanup costs central to FirstEnergy’s rejected bankruptcy plan

“Some of the former plant sites run by FirstEnergy and its predecessors were ‘really dirty coal plants,’ said Dick Munson, who directs clean energy efforts in the Midwest for the Environmental Defense Fund. ‘Some also have coal ash ponds that are just things that you want to get cleaned up. […]

Ohio activist group’s name is too similar to industry-backed group
Energy / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio activist group’s name is too similar to industry-backed group

COLUMBUS — “The Consumer Energy Alliance, a Houston-based group whose members include the nuclear industry’s trade association, fossil-fuel companies and manufacturing groups, said in a release Tuesday that it sent the letter after receiving ‘an unprecedented amount of inquiries regarding its relationship to the new organization.’ ‘[The] use of the CEA name […]