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FirstEnergy Ohio racketeering trial

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.
Ohio Coal plant subsidies from pay-for-play legislation

Coal plant subsidies from pay-for-play legislation have cost Ohioans $173 million

By year’s end, the tab since Jan. 1, 2020 on the Clifty Creek coal plant in Madison, Indiana and the Kyger Creek plant in Cheshire, Ohio is projected to hit nearly $188 million, according to real and projected data from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
FirstEnergy bribery scandal

FirstEnergy fired its CEO amid bribery scandal but let him keep millions, documents show

FirstEnergy’s board opted to let Jones keep millions in compensation when it could have taken it back, according to a finding from the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, which published an audit of the company last week.
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How utilities use secret campaigns against climate action

Federal investigators have accused Ohio's recently deposed House speaker of running a racketeering ring. The question now is whether they will charge the utility that financed it.