OMA Opposes Lite HB 6 Repeal

The OMA presented testimony this week in opposition to HB 798, legislation introduced just days ago to delay the customer-funded subsidies for Ohio’s nuclear power plants. OMA Past Chair David Johnson, president of Summitville Tiles, told members of the House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight that HB 798 does not go far enough in protecting customers from the harmful effects of HB 6.

Presenting the OMA’s testimony, Johnson detailed how provisions of the legislation equate to “gifts” to utilities and energy companies financed on the backs of customers. He concluded by urging lawmakers to set aside HB 798 and instead focus on Rep. Mark Romanchuk’s House Bill 772 to protect customers and protect markets. 12/9/2020