Say No to Another Bailout and Higher Utility Rates

Unfair legislation saddles Ohioans with yet another subsidy for failing business practices

Why would Ohio consumers be bailing out an outdated power plant in Indiana? Good question. But that's what a new bill introduced in the Ohio House is trying to do. If you or anyone you know receives a utility bill, you need to hear this important information about changes being considered in the Ohio Statehouse by your elected officials right now. 

House Bill 239 is sadly yet another attempt by Ohio utility companies to make it legal to charge you fees above and on top of the fair market rate for your electricity.

If this legislation is passed, it will result in MORE THAN $77 Million being collected each year for the next decade! But most concerning is that the money collected won’t even stay in Ohio to help Ohioans – it will be funneled to an Indiana power plant, called Clifty Creek.

That’s right! $77 million collected from hardworking Ohioans, including older Ohioans on fixed or limited incomes will be shifted to prop up an outdated Indiana plant. That’s a grand total of more than $1 billion out of your pocket to bailout a failing business model.   

We urge you to contact your legislators and tell them to VOTE NO on House Bill 239 immediately.

 


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Say No to Another Bailout and Higher Utility Rates

Dear [Decision Maker],

Under Ohio House Bill 239, Ohioans can be charged on their electric bills to subsidize a failing and outdated power plant in Indiana. If this legislation is passed, it will result in more than $77 Million being collected each year for the next decade. But most concerning is that the money collected won't even stay here in Ohio, but will be used to subsidize an outdated power plant in Indiana.






It's time for utility bailouts to end. Please stand with Ohio consumers and VOTE NO on House Bill 239.

Sincerely,
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