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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

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

Bill Seitz’s FirstEnergy bailout bill is one target of a subpoena

Records show Rep. Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican in the Ohio House, worked with FirstEnergy to draft a nuclear power plant bailout bill that’s now the subject of a federal...

/ September 9, 2020

Ohio corruption scandal hits Energy Harbor bankruptcy case

Updated on August 18, 2020: The judge in Energy Harbor’s bankruptcy case will take another three months to consider final approval of fees and expenses for the utility’s outside firms,...

/ August 13, 2020
Utility Corruption

FirstEnergy scandal is latest example of utility corruption, deceit

Utilities have deceived public officials and investors to grow profits, occasionally leading to criminal investigations and prosecution.

/ July 23, 2020

Who’s behind Ohioans for Energy Security’s ad campaign to scare voters?

Ohioans for Energy Security, a new entity blanketing Ohio with a wave of television ads defending the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, is brought to you by the same people who...

/ August 28, 2019

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

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