nuclear-news 14 Jan, 2021 12:45 am

Amid ongoing lawsuits about nuclear corruption, Ohio regulators will stall the nuclear bailout law « nuclear-news

Ohio regulators set to officially pause nuclear bailout fees created through tainted energy bill Jan 11, 2021  By Andrew J. Tobias, COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State regulators have ordered a pause on the $170 million in annual new fees created through the controversial House Bill 6, following a judge’s recent ruling in a lawsuit brought by…

21 ruling from a Franklin County judge who, ruling on the lawsuit from Yost and two Ohio cities, ordered the fees be blocked from going into effect.But the pause could remain in place at least until a March 5 hearing in the Franklin County case, according to a PUCO spokesman.The OMA had asked permission to drop its challenge, saying the issue was moot since the PUCO had agreed to pause the nuclear subsidies in response to the Franklin County case.30 acted to prevent the new fee from going into effect while the legal challenge continues.

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority will formally suspend the charges, $150 million of which would bail out two financially troubled Ohio nuclear plants owned by a former FirstEnergy subsidiary, during a scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the agency’s executive director wrote in a recent letter to officials with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.The fees, worth more than $1 billion to the nuclear plants, were to have appeared on Ohioans’ power bills starting on Jan.

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