HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With nuclear power plant owners seeking a rescue in Pennsylvania, a number of state lawmakers are signaling that they are willing to help, with conditions.

Giving nuclear power plants what opponents call a bailout could mean a politically risky vote to hike electric bills.

One key motivator for lawmakers could be attaching it to a package that steps up the fight against climate change by taxing carbon emissions or expanding subsidies for renewable energies, such as wind and solar power.

Labor union-friendly lawmakers may insist on guarantees that nuclear power plants stay open and retain all workers.

Democrats who favor clean energy may insist that subsidies for nuclear power plants be temporary. Others say the legislation may also need concessions for the natural gas industry to win over enough opponents.