Ohio Sues to Block Nuclear Subsidies From Being Paid

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost this week sued FirstEnergy companies, former Speaker Larry Householder, and several other parties for their alleged ties to a scandal involving House Bill 6.

The complaint, filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, names 14 defendants, including Householder and his four associates who have been indicted and pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges.

The AG’s office is also seeking to block any party from receiving HB 6 subsidies. Cleveland.com reports that “the lawsuit doesn’t seek to stop the collection of any nuclear bailout money — just to block its payment to Energy Harbor (formerly FirstEnergy Solutions). The suit doesn’t state what would or should happen to any surcharge money collected from Ohioans.”

Meanwhile, FirstEnergy says the attorney general’s complaint is “without legal merit.” 9/24/2020