Sarah Hunt: Ohio’s HB 6 contradicts conservative values

Sarah Hunt of the Rainey Center writes that HB 6, the Ohio Clean Air Program, currently being considered by the Ohio state legislature is nothing more than an old-fashioned government bailout, paid for by Ohio consumers. The legislation is designed to interfere in Ohio’s electricity market by subsidizing two aging coal plants, one of which is not even in Ohio, and bailing out two nuclear power plants at a price tag of $150 million.

“Most families worry about paying their bills, finding good jobs, and protecting the health of loved ones. HB 6 makes it harder for Ohio families to succeed on all these fronts — it raises electricity bills for Ohio families and businesses, does nothing to abate respiratory illness causing air pollution, and makes it virtually impossible to build new, job-creating clean energy projects in the state.” Read more at