OMA Committees Explore Energy Policy Reform

A joint briefing of the OMA Energy Committee and Government Affairs Committee was held July 28 to address recent events surrounding former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, who’s facing federal racketeering charges related to the nuclear bailout (House Bill 6) he pushed last year.

After hearing a summary of the federal complaint against Householder and four others — as well as a report on recent Statehouse activity following the charges — members reviewed the harmful provisions in HB 6 and discussed options to make Ohio’s energy law more transparent for the benefit of electric consumers.

OMA Government Affairs Committee Chair Scott Corbitt, region vice president for Anheuser-Busch, told nearly 125 attendees the association has the “opportunity to be transformational” in Ohio’s energy policy as lawmakers re-examine HB 6. OMA Energy Committee Chair Brad Belden, president of Belden Brick, thanked OMA members who testified against HB 6 during last year’s hearings and encouraged more members to get involved.

Email Ryan Augsburger, the OMA’s managing director of public policy services, to learn how you can take an active role in the reform efforts. 7/28/2020