Akron-based Energy Harbor closing W. H. Sammis Power Plant
- Jan 27, 2023 12:45 pm GMT
The facility, located in
According to a
Cox said in the letter that all employee terminations and the complete closure of the facility are expected to take place
The notice came one week before the start of a complicated public corruption case in relation to House Bill 6, with co-defendants
Householder is accused of orchestrating a criminal pay-to-play scheme to win back control of the
Federal prosecutors must prove that Householder traded legislation − a
Borges is accused of playing a key role in that effort to overturn the law, called House Bill 6, and bribing a ballot initiative operative for insider information.
In 2018, FirstEnergy announced plans to close its two nuclear power plants − Davis-Besse in
As part of that push, FirstEnergy and its allies used nonprofits known as dark money groups to funnel contributions to Householder to conceal the scope of their donations.
FirstEnergy later admitted it bribed Householder and Gov.
"Over the past two years, it has been made abundantly clear to us that our customers, communities, and capital markets partners recognize the value of partnering with
In 2018, FirstEnergy Solutions, the name of the company at the time, said it would shut down the plant in 2022. It reversed the decision a year later just as state lawmakers passed House Bill 6, the legislation that bailed out
Four other units at the plant closed in 2020.
The legislation didn't directly provide aid to the plant, but
The legislature later repealed the fee.
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