Ohio Governor Shifts on Nuke Subsidies, Calls for Repeal (1)

July 23, 2020, 9:12 PM

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called for repealing and replacing a state law that subsidizes nuclear reactors owned by a former FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary and has become embroiled in a federal racketeering probe.

DeWine, a Republican, said while he agrees with supporting nuclear energy, the bailout law is now “tainted” by the alleged conspiracy involving almost $61 million in bribes to Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others. The governor said the state legislature should quickly replace the law in an open process.

“While the policy in my opinion is good, the process by which it was created stinks,” DeWine said ...

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