Category: FirstEnergy

Utilities gave $320K to Ohio House members who voted for bailout bill

Members of the Ohio House who voted in favor of a bill to bail out uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants received over $320,000 in campaign money from four utilities...

/ June 26, 2019

Ads link FirstEnergy Solutions to dark money group Generation Now, Inc.

Updated on June 12, 2019, with a copy of one of Generation Now, Inc.’s Facebook ads supporting HB 6, the bill that would bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants...

/ June 11, 2019

Anti-wind activist who backed nuclear bailout bill tied to FirstEnergy

An anti-wind power activist who testified in support of a bill to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants in Ohio did not disclose that he’s worked for the same...

/ May 28, 2019

FirstEnergy lobbyists behind testimony supporting bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbying firm paid by FirstEnergy Solutions appears to have played a role in writing the testimony given this week by multiple supporters of a bill to bail out the...

/ May 17, 2019

Bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions spends millions on bailout campaigns in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Updated on July 22, 2019 with the latest available information on spending on outside lobbying and communications by FirstEnergy Solutions. Bankruptcy documents reveal that FirstEnergy Solutions has spent millions of...

/ April 11, 2019

Samuel Randazzo: PUCO candidate is an opponent of renewable energy

Update: This article was updated on January 31, 2019, with information from the cover letter and resume Samuel Randazzo filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the latest...

/ January 28, 2019

Utilities Made A Final Push To Aid Republican and Democratic Governors Associations Leading Up To The Election

Campaign finance forms filed earlier this month with the IRS detail how several large investor-owned utility companies made substantial contributions to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, as well...

/ December 18, 2018

FirstEnergy targets Cordray, DeWine as it lobbies for a bailout from Ohio consumers

FirstEnergy has poured money, food, and beverages into the race for governor in Ohio, where Republican candidate Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray have both voiced general support for efforts...

/ November 1, 2018

Indestructible coal: Will Trump bail out a fire-damaged coal plant?

President Trump keeps talking about “indestructible” coal, months after a fire damaged a coal power plant that FirstEnergy Solutions included in its request for a bailout from the Department of Energy. ...

/ August 22, 2018

Fossil fuel and utility interests target Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine with campaign cash in Ohio governor’s race

Republican Mike DeWine continues to raise the most money from fossil fuel and utility interests in Ohio’s race for governor, but Democrat Richard Cordray has also received campaign contributions from...

/ July 6, 2018