HB6 Is a Terrible Deal for Ohio
Anti-Competitive, Expensive, Job-Eroding, and Environmentally Irresponsible
Cooling tower at the Davis-Besse nuclear plant.
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"Since its initial passage, HB6 has also been tainted by a $61 million bribery scandal which has engulfed former House Speaker Larry Householder, along with four of his political associates, and potentially the former head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Faced with this toxic mix of corruption piled on top of ineptitude, the cities of Cincinnati and Columbus, along with the State Attorney General, have filed lawsuits to strike down key elements of the bill. While scrapping HB6 in its entirety would be the best thing to do, eliminating any single element of it would also be in the state’s interest.
It is clearly a step backwards for the state in terms of free market principles, energy affordability, jobs, economic development, and climate."
-- Stephen Abbot and Rushad Nanavatty, Rocky Mountain Institute