Nuke Plant Battle Grows

The owner of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants is asking the state Supreme Court to block a proposed statewide vote that aims to overturn a financial rescue for those facilities. FirstEnergy Solutions argues in a lawsuit the financial rescue approved by state lawmakers in July can’t be overturned by voters because it amounts to a tax. The company says the Ohio Constitution prohibits tax levies from being overturned by voters. Opponents of the $1.5 billion rescue package for the nuclear plants are collecting signatures to put the issue on the ballot in November.

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