Letter: This is not the 1950s

Ohio’s House of Reprentatives gutted programs that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, while shoring up the aging nuclear and two coal fired plants built in 1955, claiming to reduce payment for consumers. Both nuclear and coal fired have been failing due to the country moving toward clean energy. I was under the assumption that Ohio was not a backward state, but I’ve changed my mind. Trump, the federal and state Republicans appear to be doing everything to take us back to the 50s, while rewarding the coal industry and other big businesses that do not benefit the Earth or consumers.

Ted Ford, president of Ohio AEE.Ohio states: “This bill is nowhere close to being a comprehensive approach to Ohio’s energy future in the best interest of consumers. Instead it significantly increases rates on all consumers, to the tune of $300 million annually, and directs nearly $180 million of hard-earned ratepayer dollars into the coffers of FirstEnergy Solutions,”

Does anyone in Ohio Senate District 12 Counties care? Write Matt Huffman before June 30.

Carole Daley, Lima

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