API Ohio: New Sub HB 6 Disappointing, Senate Should Reconsider New Energy Policy
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COLUMBUS, June 27, 2019—API Ohio released a statement on the Senate Energy & Public Utility Committee’s new Substitute House Bill 6 (Sub HB 6).
“While Senate leadership has started an important conversation about Ohio’s energy future, they are now headed in the wrong direction. This bill picks winners and losers at the expense of one of the most significant contributors to Ohio’s economic growth over the past decade: natural gas,” said Chris Zeigler, executive director of API Ohio. “70 percent of Ohioans oppose bailing out nuclear plants—our elected leaders should instead support a competitive electricity market framework which has brought cleaner air and more affordable electricity to Ohioans and reject another attempt to subsidize specific electric generating resources on the backs of Ohio’s taxpayers.”
API Ohio is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.