Capitalist-owned electric utilities bribed Ohio’s powerful politicians on behalf of nuclear power plants

Decades ago people were vigorously promoting nuclear power as if it were a nearly miraculous source of energy that was promised to be so cheap that utilities would simply give it away.  Supporters actually said it would be “too cheap to meter.”

Instead, it turned out to be THE MOST HORRIBLY EXPENSIVE source of energy with HORRIBLE INEFFICIENCIES and HORRIBLE DANGERS and much corruption.  Recently some of Ohio’s top politicians were charged in criminal cases about their corruption.  Capitalist-owned utilities bribed powerful state-level politicians to do things to help their nuclear power businesses.  See 4 articles here:

— Gigantic criminal case about Ohio politician and nuclear energy:

— Ohio politicians arrested for criminal scheme to take millions of dollars for supporting nuclear power and opposing clean alternatives:

— A YEAR AFTER THIS July 2019 report, further news came out, but I could not find the link.  Here is the July 2019 article:  Ohio Republicans Balked at a Nuclear Bailout, so the Industry Elected New Republicans — and Walked Away With $1.1 Billion.  A newly elected state legislature, backed by a dark-money effort linked primarily to the nuclear industry, overcame years of opposition to pass the bailout.

There also was a scandal in Illinois:








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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093