That Ohio Utility Corruption Scandal, with Leah Stokes

by | Aug 1, 2020

The FBI arrested Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder, this month for racketeering, or as the state attorney general put it “bribery, that’s what it was.” Private utility First Energy bribed Householder and a handful of other state politicians to pass a corporate bailout that kept coal and nuclear plants open and crushed renewables. UC Santa Barbara political science professor Leah Stokes, author of the book Short Circuiting Policy, joins to tell us all about it. Leah’s book: https://www.leahstokes.com/book