Ohio Attorney General Rejects Proposed Referendum to Overturn Nuclear Subsidy Law

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Aug. 12 rejected the summary of a proposed ballot measure submitted by Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts to repeal legislation enacted last month to subsidize nuclear and coal plants. The law requires electric customers to pay new monthly surcharges from 2021 through 2027 to raise $150 million per year to…

Ohio Regulator Issues Draft Rules to Strengthen Gas Pipeline Safety

The Ohio Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 14 proposed revisions to gas pipeline safety rules as part of its regular five-year review. The proposed rule would adopt the 2019 federal safety standards and include a requirement for pipeline  operators to develop a plan for abandoning inactive service lines in the state. The revisions will establish…