Publisher and Editor Tour Davis-Besse
May 22, 2019
Sandusky Register newspaper Publisher Ron Waite and Editor Matt Westerhold toured Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Wednesday, May 8, and the result was an editorial in favor of House Bill 6, also known as the Ohio Clean Air Program. The media members wanted to hear from plant representatives before opining on the pending legislation.
The Sandusky Register editorial said the paper would support the plan to add $2.50 to every residential electric bill in Ohio if it helped keep Davis-Besse and Perry viable and the lights on in 1.7 million homes. The editorial said, “Nobody should undervalue the ability to produce clean energy.” It also referred to the plants as “highly reliable.”
While the 1,400 jobs at the two plants combined was viewed as a good reason to support the bill, the newspaper said, “Market stabilization is a major reason and one of many other reasons for Ohio lawmakers and for residents to support this legislation.”