Ohio Republicans pushing a bill to subsidize two nuclear plants are finding themselves at odds with conservative groups in the state.
A second version of legislation in Ohio designed to subsidize the operation of two nuclear power plants appears to be have the same limitations on renewable energy development as the first version.
In a significant challenge to Republican leadership, Ohio House Democrats said Monday they would hold their own review of controversial legislation designed to subsidize nuclear power and undercut renewable energy development.
AARP Ohio informed top Republican lawmakers before they introduced a bill subsidizing old nuclear and certain coal power plants that the organization would aggressively fight to defeat such legislation.
Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House introduced legislation Friday that would provide subsidies for two Ohio nuclear power plants owned by FirstEnergy Solutions, while at the same time defunding decade-old renewable energy and efficiency programs.