Nuclear bailout supporters defend anti-Chinese advertisements

Flier distributed by Ohioans For Energy Security
Flier distributed by Ohioans For Energy Security (Andy Chow)
 
In this week’s episode of Snollygoster, Ohio’s politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the controversial fliers urging voters not to join the nuclear bailout repeal effort. Carlo LaParo, spokesperson with the group Ohioans For Energy Security, joins the show.

Invading The Electric Grid
Ohioans for Energy Security launched a TV ad depicting the Chinese army stomping along, while a narrator makes connections between the Chinese and opponents of Ohio’s new nuclear bailout law. This week, the group also sent out fliers urging people not to sign petitions to put a referendum on next fall’s ballot.

They want to keep the law that adds an 85 cent fee to most electric customers’ bill to prop up two failing nuclear power plants. It also cuts some fees related to renewable energy mandates.

The groups says their tactics are meant to grab attention and put focus on what they see as the true motivation for the repeal effort: increasing marketshare for natural gas companies.
 
 
Mike Thompson, Steve Brown, WOSU, September 12, 2019
Nuclear bailout supporters defend anti-Chinese advertisements