Nuke Plant

VICTORY!  Congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped oppose this bill.

HB 434 passed the Ohio House 75-18 on March 3, 2022, but was not voted out of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee at the end of December.

Under the Radar Bill:  Ohio House Bill 434 would have created a secretive new Ohio Authority that could dip into the public treasury for unspecified amounts of money to support research and development of what the bill termed an “advanced” nuclear reactor. But the entities behind the bill were promoting old and failed nuclear power technology. All this when the cost of new nuclear power to consumers is 4 to 5 times higher than wind or solar. 

The Ohio Nuclear Free Network led the charge against this bill, with help from the Ohio Green Party, the Cuyahoga County Green Party, Our Revolution Ohio, the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Grassroot Ohio, WGRN-LP FM Columbus, the Columbus Free Press, Midwest Energy News, other groups whose members worked on this issue, and individuals.

We created 4-page online flier with 28 concise points on why this bill was dangerous and precedent-setting: OHIO HOUSE BILL 434, a Radioactive Taxpayer Subsidy  

Special thanks to the twelve people who sent written opposition testimony to the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 8, 2022, to the thirty-three people who sent written opposition testimony to the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee on Dec. 6, 2022, and particularly to the ten people who went to the Statehouse to testify against the bill on Dec. 6. See the Ohio Channel video of the Dec. 6 hearing.