The conviction of former Ohio House speaker Larry Householder and state Republican Party chairman Matt Borges in a $61 million bribery trial ends just one chapter in a long-running saga of corruption in Ohio that Checks & Balances Project has uncovered over the last decade. At the heart of the scandal is FirstEnergy, a fossil… Read more »
Ohio passed legislation in 2018 that increased funds for capping oil and natural gas wells with no identifiable owners or that are bankrupt. But an analysis of state data shows the rate they’re being capped has been declining at 5% per year since the 1990s.
We Asked, Though, for Text Messages with the Gov’s Chief of Staff, PUC Chair, First Energy CEO and a Lobbyist…. It took four and a half months, but we finally got a response to our request for records of powerful Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz relating to a disgraced official and the $61 million… Read more »
FirstEnergy Corp. admits to paying $4 million to end a consulting contract with “an entity associated with an individual who subsequently was appointed” as utilities regulator. The contract began in 2013, when Randazzo began buying properties.
While Van Wert County ended all wind energy development, Paulding, located to its north, embraced it. The results are that Paulding County taxpayers are benefiting from increased county tax revenue, stronger public schools and a boost in its bond rating by the international agency Moody’s Investor Service.
Kevon Martis positions himself as a volunteer who travels the country educating local communities. “I am not paid by the fossil fuel companies to fight wind,” Martis declared, but admitted that his expenses are covered.
An examination of public records obtained by Checks and Balances Project shows that county commissioners were the target of anti-wind propaganda supported by or aligned with the interests of oil, natural gas, and coal companies.
ANN ARBOR, MI — A 20-megawatt solar farm covering dozens of acres just outside Ann Arbor was supposed to be up and running this year, but the project is still on hold as the city seeks grant funds to cover increased costs.
Representative George Santos has spent his campaign money in plenty of conspicuous ways, from lavish hotel stays in Las Vegas and Palm Beach, Fla., to an unusual slew of payments for exactly $199.99 — two cents below the threshold where receipts would be required. But deep within Mr.
In a new twist to one of the most bizarre American political scandals in decades, the New York Republican congressman George Santos appeared to admit on Tuesday that more than $600,000 in loans to his campaign did not come from personal funds, as was originally claimed.