Ohio House Bill 6 Passed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio House Bill 6 is now law, with passage by the Ohio House and the signature from Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday.

It adds a fee to Ohioans' electric bills, that provides $150-million a year to keep the state's two nuclear power plants operational.

It also cuts the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. The nuclear plants are owned and operated by First Energy Solutions.

Opponents argue the move is a bailout for the utility companies, and they don't need the money.

They also say the move will be harmful to the state's environment, and renewable energy companies will take their business elsewhere.

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