Environmental Groups Call For Repeal Of House Bill 6
Environmental groups are calling for the repeal of House Bill 6 after Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was arrested on Tuesday.
Larry Householder allegedly strong-armed House Bill 6 through the General Assembly with the help of corporate bribes. Then, authorities say the Ohio Speaker used more illicit funds to help kill a referendum effort. A broad mix of interest groups advocated against House Bill 6, including environmental groups, free market think tanks, and natural gas companies.
Now, some people are calling for House Bill 6 to be repealed. Trish Demeter, Chief of Staff of the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund says: “House Bill 6 is a really bad piece of legislation because it will increase Ohioans’ electric bills and also make our air much dirtier. That's really, in a nutshell, what the bill does.”
Environmental reporter Chris Welter is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.