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Missouri DNR calls allegations it committed civil rights violations ‘unsubstantiated’

Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources called claims that it violated residents’ civil rights “unsubstantiated and conclusory” even as it quietly addressed several findings from...

Missouri finally mining untapped potential with move toward renewable energy

This story was produced by Missouri Information Corps.  After years spent lagging behind its neighbors in renewable energy production, Missouri may finally be on the cusp...

While Cedar County awaits ruling in CAFO lawsuit, a large chicken...

STOCKTON — When the attorney general's office asked a judge in 2019 to lift a temporary restraining order blocking a Missouri law pre-empting county...

Parson vetoes bill ending EPA-mandated emissions testing near St. Louis

With the threat of millions of dollars in sanctions looming, Gov. Mike Parson on Friday vetoed legislation that would have removed three St. Louis-area...

After winter storm, some Evergy customers could see savings while others...

Evergy customers in parts of Missouri may be repaying electric costs for the next 15 years following February’s winter storm that forced power outages...

Climate change triggers rare crop diseases in Missouri

This story was produced by Missouri Information Corps.  New crop diseases pervading Missouri have been linked to climate change, and they’re directly impacting crop production. Climate...

Parson signs bill helping utilities shutter coal plants, transition to renewable...

Missouri utilities will be able to shutter more coal plants, speeding their transition to renewable energy, under a bill signed by Gov. Mike Parson...

Consumer watchdog wants feds to acknowledge investors’ influence on Evergy expenses

KANSAS CITY — A consumer watchdog wants federal regulators to acknowledge the influence of activist shareholders on Evergy’s decision-making, mirroring a push that Kansas...

Endangered fish, leaching ash ponds: Environmental groups oppose Missouri coal plant...

For years, Lisa Zerbe said she biked, rode horses and ran near Ameren Missouri’s largest coal-fired power plant in Franklin County because she “naively...

Governor signs bill enacting new oversight over Missouri clean energy loan...

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday signed legislation enacting new consumer protections for a clean energy loan program that has drawn criticism that it...

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