Tag: missouri coalition for the environment

West Lake buyout bill dies in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s crusade to provide funding for the buyout of homes in Spanish Village came to an end on the final day of session as SB 22 died in the Senate on a 65-79 vote. After Rep. Mark Matthiesen failed to amend the bill to […]

Constituent contact campaigns fear ramifications of ‘kicking can down the road’ on grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Constituent coalitions, including the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC), and Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future (MBEF) are pleading with the Legislature not to kick the utility grid modernization down the road, hoping to see Sen. Ed Emery’s […]

Shareholders supporting Ameren, KCPL energy efficiency goals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Regardless of the global warming debate, new pressure from investors and government rule makers may have benefits for Missouri utilities and consumers. Ameren Missouri and Kansas City Power & Light are two such companies in Missouri under pressure to make the transition to more efficient energy. Both companies have not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rebate lawsuit dismissed as net metering rules change again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In light of new net metering rules by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC), a lawsuit filed by an environmental coalition challenging solar rebate caps has been voluntarily dismissed. The solar rebate program came to be in 2008 when 67 percent of Missourians voted in support of Proposition […]