Conservative Groups Voice Objections to Nuclear Energy Bailout Bill
House lawmakers are working on possible changes to a bill that would bail out nuclear plants while repealing the state’s green energy standards on utilities. The measure could dole out more than $150 million to Ohio’s two nuclear plants. The bill is collecting a variety of opponents that don’t usually take the same side.
Conservative groups have joined environmental groups in voicing their objections to the energy bill - albeit for different reasons.
Micah Derry with Americans for Prosperity Ohio said the bill is an unfair bailout.
Derry said bills like this one give capitalism a bad name. “Policies that have led to hundreds of thousands of students on university campuses across the United States to believe that capitalism is a fraud, a fake, and a failure," he said. "It is because they’ve been told, and observed that such cronyism and corporate welfare is actually capitalism.”