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Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

Blunt makes short surprise visit to Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt made a surprise visit to the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday morning, speaking just after the morning prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. In a wide-ranging speech to the chamber, Blunt hit on topics from EPA regulation, President Donald Trump’s assumption of office in January, and the unique


Trump starts process to rescind Waters of US rule, earns kudos from farmers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Conservatives and farmers around the country and in Missouri celebrated President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order Tuesday asking the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States rule. The rule was recommended under former President Barack Obama’s administration to the

Rep. Travis Fitzwater testifies before the Jefferson City Council on Uber.

Fitzwater pens letter urging McCaskill to confirm Pruitt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Following a major effort by members of the Republican Legislature last week, Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, wrote an open letter to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill Wednesday asking her to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Although many Democrats and environmentalists fear Pruitt’s


DeLear, Matthiesen pitch solutions to West Lake woes on campaign trail

Unconventional as it may seem, the race to replace the outgoing Rep. Bill Otto in the 70th House District may revolve around a landfill. The West Lake Landfill has been a hot topic in the towns of Bridgeton, Maryland Heights and Spanish Village and other townships for years. Since 2010, a smoldering fire has threatened


New EPA study reveals the nature of the West Lake radiation

ST. LOUIS – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new study regarding radiation at the West Lake Landfill, and groups on opposing sides of the issue are already debating the impact of its findings. The landfill came to prominence last year when it was discovered that a subsurface event, or smoldering fire, was

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Missouri Coalition for the Environment sues EPA

ST. LOUIS – A lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging it violated its mandatory duty to issue effective nitrogen and phosphorus standards for lakes in Missouri.   The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) filed the lawsuit Thursday against the EPA for

Koster targeted by Bloomberg PAC on EPA lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A PAC backed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will begin an advertising blitz in the coming days focused on highlighting four attorneys general across the country for their opposition to President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Missouri AG Chris Koster is one of those four. He is also

State officials applaud court ruling on Waters of the United States

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some prominent Missourians are ecstatic on a decision they say gives states instead of the environmental protection agency jurisdiction over their waters. Three Sixth Circuit Court judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to grant a stay to a group of states that have fought a recent definition change


Missouri to join lawsuit against EPA’s emissions regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the support of the Associated Industries of Missouri, Attorney General Chris Koster announced Friday in Branson he will join the lawsuit suing the EPA for issuing new limits on carbon emissions in each state. The new regulations were issued in August under the authority of the “Clean Air Act.” They

Chappelle-Nadal calls for federal hearings on landfill contamination and EPA

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal first demanded that St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declare a state of emergency in parts of St. Louis County located over landfills that contain radioactive waste. Now, she’s demanding federal hearings on EPA “negligence.” Characteristically, the St. Louis Democrat did not mince words, saying the region