US Energy Company Bribery

A series of these going on in the US right now. This one involves propping up uncompetitive nukes in Ohio. From the Guardian (UK).

In exchange for the millions to Householder, FirstEnergy got $1.4bn of subsidies for two of its ailing nuclear plants, prosecutors allege. The subsidies came in the form of HB-6, a bill championed by Householder as one of the signature pieces of legislation of his speakership. The law slapped a surcharge on to the electric bills of everyday Ohioans and went toward making the two nuclear plants profitable.

Ohio Republicans accused of taking $60m in bribes as corruption trial opens

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