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Ohioans keep paying for Republicans’ dirty energy scandal

Two Ohio politicians will be sentenced to potentially years in prison this week for their role in a scandal to prop up failing forms of energy. Somehow, Ohioans are still paying those bills.
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Defenders claimed corrupt energy bill would save money. Prosecutor smashed that claim, too

On the stand, one witness after another testified that he supported a massive utility bailout because it would save consumers more than $1 billion. But as they did with so many other claims, prosecutors appeared to demolish that one as well.
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A faked kidnapping and cocaine: A Montana mine’s descent into chaos

The Signal Peak Mine was embroiled in a web of criminal activity. Now, environmental groups want to shut it down.
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FirstEnergy says it paid millions for political favors

Scandal-plagued FirstEnergy Corp. has acknowledged that it paid millions of dollars to a former Ohio House Speaker and a former utility regulator for help passing controversial energy legislation in 2019.

Ohio lawmakers poised to end nuclear bailout embroiled in bribery scandal
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Ohio lawmakers poised to end nuclear bailout embroiled in bribery scandal

After months of indecision, state lawmakers appear ready to finally kill the $1 billion nuclear plant bailout at the heart of a $61 million Statehouse bribery scandal.

Community group created to advise Three Mile Island cleanup
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Community group created to advise Three Mile Island cleanup

Decommissioning company EnergySolutions agreed to work with a citizen committee after state regulators objected to accelerated plans to dismantle the site last year.
Feds speed sale of Three Mile Island unit amid state concern about decommissioning
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Feds speed sale of Three Mile Island unit amid state concern about decommissioning

Federal regulators plan to approve the sale of Three Mile Island's Unit 2, the nuclear reactor that partially melted down in 1979, despite concern by state officials over the new owner's ability to pay for decommissioning.

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