Environmental groups have filed a motion asking a federal appeals court to tell FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy court judge to take action in light of alleged corruption cases in federal and state court.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center, Environmental Defense Fund, Ohio Citizen Action and the Ohio Environmental Council want the judge to consider suspending the reorganization plan confirmed earlier this year. The groups also hope the bankruptcy court will consider revising that confirmation order and conduct additional hearings. The groups filed the motion on Oct. 5.
“We’re asking the 6th Circuit to deal with these truly extraordinary circumstances,” in which federal and state corruption charges relate directly to assets involved in the bankruptcy case, said Howard Learner, executive director at the Environmental Law & Policy Center. Among other things, Ohio House Bill 6 authorizes roughly $1 billion in subsidies over the next six years for two nuclear plants owned