Two versions of the same bad bill (S.B. 155, H.B. 239) are receiving hearings in the Ohio General Assembly, and could pass the Ohio House before the end of the year.
If these bills pass, Ohioans will pay a surcharge on our electricity bills with no limit on how much or for how long these utilities could collect and pocket our hard-earned cash. Low income families and seniors living on a fixed income wouldn’t even be exempt. That is just plain wrong.
We need your voice to help us squash this taxpayer funded handout to big coal. Send your legislators a message, today!
In 2011, a group of utility shareholders decided to invest in coal-fired power plants at a time when cheaper and cleaner resources were gaining a strong foothold in the Midwest. These utilities decided to take on the risk of coal despite a shifting energy landscape, and locked themselves into these coal plants until 2040. Now, these utility interests are realizing their mistake and want to force Ohioans to pay for their bad business decision.
Send messages to your legislators, today! Tell them they cannot charge Ohio families in order to prop up dirty, failing plants. Consumers are not responsible for big corporations’ bad business decisions. Take a moment to personalize the message below. This will make your action more effective.
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