Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2019, 7:05 PMUpdated: Oct. 21, 2019, 8:13 PM

Ohio Battle of Petitions Has Nuclear Subsidy Foes Falling Short

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

Opponents of $900 million in subsidies for two Ohio nuclear power plants failed to collect enough signatures to give voters the choice of repealing the cash infusion.

The group behind the repeal effort, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, fell short of the more than 265,000 signatures they needed to collect in order to put the repeal to voters on the November 2020 ballot. The group declined to comment about how many signatures they received, but said “it wasn’t enough.”

The 90-day petition battle against FirstEnergy Solutions power plants generated outlandish advertisements, zany headlines, and millions of dollars in costs for both ...

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