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Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal testifies before the House Budget Committee on her buyout bill for residents near West Lake Landfill April 26, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/The MISSOURI TIMES)

EPA releases another report showing no radiation danger outside Westlake Landfill

EPA releases another report showing no radiation danger outside Westlake Landfill

ST. LOUIS — The Environmental Protection Agency today released further information that the area outside West Lake Landfill does not possess radioactive waste, another in a series of scientific reports calling into question the credibility of some activists uproar. The latest study affirms House Republicans decision not to spend $1,000,000 in taxpayer money to buyout


Pruitt says EPA will soon have plan for West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There may be some good news for ongoing saga developing over the West Lake Landfill. Speaking on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that the agency will soon have a plan regarding the West Lake Landfill just outside of St. Louis. When asked by Steve


Hawley urges EPA to return authority to states and local governments

Hawley using constitutional expertise to fight for federalism JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley today asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its regulatory authority over states and localities. Hawley joins Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and eighteen other Attorneys General in requesting EPA obey federal law and return authority to states and

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Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s ‘Straight Talk’ event.  The Missouri Times caught up with the former Republican representative of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to discuss his views on several

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Bondon testifies about negative impact of Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – Cass County Rep. Jack Bondon spoke about how the Clean Power Plan would negatively affect his constituents and their pocket book if the Environmental Protection Agency is able to regulate Missouri’s energy. Bondon, R-Belton, testified about the impact of the Clean Power Plan on state governments in front of the U.S. Senate Environment and

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Putting the Breaks on the EPA Overreach in Missouri to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

By Jack Bondon   This spring, the United States Supreme Court took the step of granting a request to stay Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The stay indicates that the Supreme Court has serious reservations about the legality of the Clean Power Plan and was the right move to protect states’ rights in

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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


Remole hosts citizens concerned about Clean Power Plan

MOBERLY, Mo. – Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello, led a forum Monday night in Moberly addressing concerns about increasing federal regulation on utilities. Almost 100 concerned citizens filled the historic community theater, where Remole was joined by representatives from investor-regulated utilities, co-ops, and municipal utilities, who shared their present challenges. Remole encouraged attendees to contact their federal

Schaefer starts “Keep The Feds Off Our Farms” tour

COLUMBIA, Mo — State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, kicked off a “Keep The Feds Off Our Farms Tour” on Monday to highlight “President Barack Obama’s federal overreach into Missouri farming practices.” Schaefer will be discussing the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule as well as energy regulations that are harming rural Missouri families and food

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