The bankruptcy plan brought forth by FirstEnergy Solutions was recently rejected by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Alan Koschik,who ruled the plan was “patently unconfirmable.”
FirstEnergy Solutions is filing for bankruptcy in a restructuring plan, which if approved, would officially separate the subsidiary from FirstEnergy Corp., the energy distributor.
Ohio Consumers Counsel Public Affairs Director Dan Doron joined America’s Work Force on April 8 and discussed the FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy plan.
According to Doron, the FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy plan would allow FES to avoid paying cleanup and decommissioning costs for their two nuclear and coal powered plants, which are scheduled to be shut down in the next few years. Their plan would push the remediation costs on to taxpayers. The FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy plan was rejected by a federal bankruptcy judge who ultimately said the plan abused the bankruptcy system.
While on the topic of utilities, Doron also brought attention to door-to-door scam, where scammers act as utility provider representatives and provided information on what to do if you have fallen victim to one of these scams.
Nicole Svajlenka, Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for American Progress, spoke to AWF about illegal aliens in the United States. She advocated on behalf of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), arguing Congress needs to extended protections for the “dreamers.” Last year, President Trump made an offer to Democrats to extended protection for the “dreamers,” but Democrats under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer turned down the offer, as they did not want to compromise with the president. Svajlenka also discussed the American Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc also talked about job growth in the service sector.