Ohio Congressional Representatives Urge Support for FENOC Plants

March 5, 2018

Members of Congress representing Northern Ohio sent a letter to the White House urging President Trump to take action in support of nuclear power.

“We write to urge immediate action to support clean American electricity in the form of nuclear power,” the letter reads. “Nuclear power is abundant, reliable, inexpensive, carbon free, and relatively immune from unpredictable conditions that can disrupt the delivery of other fuels… if current trends continue, the U.S. will cede its lead in the nuclear power market to Russia, China, and India in the coming decades.”

Read the full letter here.

The letter specifically references FENOC’s Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear plants:

“The Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants in Northern Ohio are important components to the regional economy and to America’s energy security… We urge your and your Administration to step in and offer immediate assistance to prevent these critical generators from closing prematurely.”

The bipartisan letter is signed by Marcy Kaptur (D-OH 9th District), Marcia Fudge (D-OH 11th District), David Joyce (R-OH 14th District) and Tim Ryan (D-OH 13th  District).