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Biden yanks Keystone XL permit in first-day order, citing climate change

In one of his first official acts after taking office, President Joe Biden revoked the federal permit for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline...

Locals share climate change goals, urge U.S. Senator to push Appalachian...

As the tide changes in Congress, public policy advocates, environmental experts and residents of Appalachia made their cases to one of Ohio's U.S. senators...

Investigation of $460M in FirstEnergy charges back on, but why was...

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has restarted an audit of $465 million that Akron-based FirstEnergy collected from ratepayers in 2017 and 2018, supposedly...

Unfinished business: 5 legislative priorities in Ohio pushed to 2021

The 133rd Ohio General Assembly wrapped up its term with a flurry of lame-duck activity last week, closing out a challenging year of legislating...

Legislators consider guns, abortion, HB 6 repeal and health department powers...

Update: At 10:45 a.m. Thursday, the Senate President announced the body could convene as needed, meaning Thursday might not be the last day of...

Many bailout-repeal bills were filed, only a half-measure appears to have...

There were many calls to repeal scandal-plagued HB 6, but with the legislative session wrapping up on Tuesday at the latest, only one appears to have a chance of making it across the finish line. And that one is at best a half-measure.

Despite scandal, DeWine says he takes corruption seriously

Despite a massive bribery scandal related to a lobbying effort involving his appointees and members of his administration, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says his administration takes corruption seriously.

Ohio Supreme Court: PUCO can’t make rules instead of following state...

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio overreached when it made up its own rules in deciding whether a provider of electric and water service...

Chairman of panel nominating regulator’s replacement also has ties to FirstEnergy,...

The connections between a power company at the center of a massive scandal involving a nuclear bailout and the Ohio agency that's supposed to...

Ohio utility poised to keep scandal-tainted bailout money even if it’s...

When it comes to billions of ratepayer dollars for bailouts and other add-ons, Ohio utilities are in a no-lose situation.  In the case of the...
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