Ohio House speaker charged in bribery scheme over power plant bailout

Householder personally received almost $500,000, which he used to settle lawsuits, cover costs for his house in Florida and fund his own campaign.
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Who Gets CARES Act Aid? Critics See Bailout of Oil, Gas Companies

As it headed toward bankruptcy, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. took advantage of a little-noticed provision in the stimulus bill Congress passed in March to get a $9.7 million tax refund. Then, it asked a bankruptcy judge to authorize the same amount as bonuses to nine executives.

Oil companies that bought back their stock got $15.5 million in government coronavirus funds

The two companies are among several across the United States that critics say inflated the value of their shares and left themselves with less cash for the pandemic.

Dan Rutherford: Five ways for governments to green airline bailouts

Let's ensure the bailouts can help airlines reboot toward sustainability, rather than return to a past at odds with our climate responsibilities.


Details emerge on Trump's oil rescue plan

The Trump administration is looking at offering two lines of credit to help the beleaguered oil and gas industry as it reels from historically low prices sparked by the global coronavirus pandemic.


Trump's oil deal may not be enough to save some U.S. oil companies

Now some small to mid-sized petroleum producers are seeking government help.

A bailout for the oil and gas industry? Here’s why experts say it’s not a long-term solution

Canada's efforts to support the oil and gas industry through a major stimulus package might overlook the real challenges plaguing the industry.


Coal industry seeks federal help amid coronavirus outbreak

Washington • Hotels, airlines and cruise providers are lobbying Congress for bailouts amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has dramatically slashed business.

Ohio’s nuclear bailout plan balloons to embrace coal (while killing renewable energy ules)

It's a trifecta the Trump administration has pushed for nationally, with businesses and homeowners footing the bill for uneconomical power plants.

Trump calls for 'immediate action' to prevent coal, nuclear power plants from closing

President Donald Trump directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate action" to prevent coal and nuclear power plants from closing.

Davis-Besse nuclear power plant to shut down permanently in 2020

For the first time, the operating end points for FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ottawa County; its Perry nuclear power plant east of Cleveland in Perry, Ohio, and its twin-reactor Beaver Valley nuclear power complex west of Pittsburgh in Shippingport, Pa., have been put in writing by a corporation subsidiary.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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