Category: American Electric Power

American Electric Power-backed dark money group spent over $1.5 million in 2020

Empowering Ohio’s Economy, a group funded solely by American Electric Power, contributed more than $1.5 million to dark money groups in 2020, according to the organization’s tax filings. The source...

/ November 22, 2021

Do major investors support American Electric Power’s lobbying against President Biden’s clean energy plan?

Despite publicly pledging to support efforts to limit global warming emissions, asset managers are silent while utilities lobby against climate legislation

/ September 30, 2021

DeWine raked in campaign money from AEP after the utility revealed a subpoena from the SEC

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine received $25,500 in campaign contributions from American Electric Power’s PAC and some of the electric utility’s top executives one month after AEP revealed it received a...

/ August 2, 2021

Four major Ohio utilities shut off customers’ electricity 200,000 times during COVID-19 pandemic

AEP, FirstEnergy, Duke Energy, and DP&L disconnected Ohio customers who couldn't pay their bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.

/ July 9, 2021

Mike DeWine met with Larry Householder early on in racketeering conspiracy

The timing of a 2017 meeting with Larry Householder listed on Mike DeWine’s calendar raises new questions about when the Ohio governor first knew about Householder’s secret financial relationship with...

/ June 16, 2021

SEC subpoenas American Electric Power for House Bill 6 documents

Plus: Mike DeWine’s calendars reveal meetings with leaders from AEP and an AEP-backed dark money group during the final weeks of DeWine’s 2018 campaign for governor American Electric Power disclosed...

/ June 9, 2021

AEP resumes political contributions paused after U.S. Capitol attack

American Electric Power resumed making political contributions in April, after a three-month pause in response to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald...

/ June 2, 2021

Gifts to Governor Dewine and PUCO finalist Anne Vogel linked to AEP’s dark money spending

Updated on January 19, 2021 with information from financial disclosure statements filed by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Daniel McCarthy, Governor Mike DeWine’s director of legislative affairs. Governor Mike DeWine...

/ December 22, 2020

More Generation Now dark money traced to AEP in Ohio corruption scandal

A Columbus group funded solely by AEP paid just over a half-million dollars last year to Generation Now, the group indicted this summer on federal racketeering charges alongside former Ohio...

/ December 2, 2020

AEP gave campaign cash to HB 6 repeal committee members

American Electric Power (AEP) made campaign contributions to seven Ohio state representatives after they joined a new select committee tasked with repealing and replacing House Bill 6, the energy law...

/ November 2, 2020