Take action: Fight Back: Stop the War on Clean Energy in Ohio You shouldn't have to pay for FirstEnergy's bad business decisions. FirstEnergy has been trying and failing to get a taxpayer-funded bail out of their old, dirty, uneconomic coal plants for years. And they’ve just launched a new attack. Under House Bill 239 and companion Senate Bill 155, FirstEnergy and other utilities are again asking Ohioans to pay to keep open old power plants that aren’t needed and continue to lose money—and they’ve added in House Bill 381 to bail out FirstEnergy’s nuclear plants, too. It is not your fault that FirstEnergy refused to modernize—that while other utilities started to embrace clean energy innovation, FirstEnergy doubled down on coal. Tell the Ohio legislature: FirstEnergy needs to face the consequences of its bad business decisions without subsidies from Ohio taxpayers. Recipients Your State Senator or SenatorsYour State Representative or Representatives Message Reject the FirstEnergy Bailouts (SB 155 and HB 239 and 381) Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I'm writing today to ask you to oppose legislation to bail out FirstEnergy. The company has made a string of bad business decisions, and it should not be up to average Ohioans to pay for FirstEnergy's mistakes--especially when the company's justifications for these bailouts, quite frankly, fall flat. The company's nuclear plants are losing money, and there is no reason for customers to pay above-market prices for power. The independent manager of the electric grid (PJM) says there's plenty of power in the system even if FirstEnergy's power plants close--and that there's plenty of nuclear power without the reactors FirstEnergy is asking us to bail out. Meanwhile, renewables and energy efficiency are just as carbon free as these nuclear reactors, without the baggage of costly safety risks and high water use. Additionally, the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation coal plants are uneconomic and unnecessary. The companies owning these plants have chosen to compete in the wholesale market, and Ohioans should not have to pay more simply because the plants are not turning a profit. Prioritizing clean energy over these bailouts will create new local jobs. Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20 percent annually in recent years, and are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy. Please do what's right for Ohio, and strongly oppose dangerous bailout legislation. Thank you,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.