Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Chris Brown said to allow the House Bill 6 nuclear bailout fee “would be to allow certain parties to prevail. It would give the OK that bribery is allowed in the state of Ohio and that any ill-gotten gains can be received. All you’ve got to do is find the right legislator, find the right speaker of the House.”Judge Brown ordered the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the state treasurer to refrain from collecting any fees under HB 6and prohibited Energy Harbor from attempting to collect those fees, set to begin in January. The bailout’s freeze was sought by Attorney General Dave Yost’s office and the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati.
Submitted by Co-Chairs for UUMFE: Pam Schenk and Carol Gibson