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Ohio's AG rejects referendum to repeal House Bill 6

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

On Monday, The Ohio Attorney General's Office rejected the summary language for a proposed referendum seeking to repeal House Bill 6. 

A letter sent to petitioners identifies 21 instances of inaccuracies or ommissions of statutory language within the text. 

"For these reasons, I am unable to certify the summary as a fair and truthful statement of the measure," said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in his letter. 

House Bill 6 passed through the Ohio Senate earlier this year. 

House Bill 6 would repeal Ohio's clean energy and efficiency standards and create a new energy tax on electric consumers. The bill will subsidize two coal plants along with two inefficient nuclear power plants.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the passage of the bill:

“I want to thank Speaker Householder for taking on this major, bipartisan legislative effort regarding Ohio’s energy policy. I know this issue is difficult because there are so many Ohioans affected and so many parties interested in the outcome, and I support Speaker Householder and House leadership moving this discussion forward. As I have previously stated, Ohio needs to maintain carbon-free nuclear energy generation as part of our energy portfolio. In addition, these energy jobs are vital to Ohio’s economy. I look forward to this legislative discussion continuing in the Ohio Senate.”

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