Air Authority Complies With Courts, Blocking Collection of HB 6 Subsidy Charges

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQD), which oversees House Bill 6’s nuclear subsidy program, this week complied with recent court orders to block the collection of the law’s subsidies paid by consumers. A resolution adopted by the OAQD temporarily revokes and suspends the approval of Energy Harbor’s application for subsidy payments under HB 6.

The OAQD’s move follows last month’s preliminary injunction granted by a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge who blocked the Jan. 1 start of the law’s subsidy charges. The Ohio Supreme Court also issued its own order to prevent the commencement of the subsidy charges. The OMA was heavily involved in both legal proceedings. 1/13/2021