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Missouri bill targeting DNR clears House committee, still faces uncertain future

A Missouri House committee advanced a sweeping bill environmentalists say would hamper the state’s ability to enforce clean air and water laws. But several...

Less pollution, lower bills: Missouri, Kansas move ahead on utility securitization

Utility providers across Kansas and Missouri may soon be able to retire coal-fired power plants faster as the energy sector accelerates its transition to...

Evergy to shutter Kansas coal plant, speed transition to renewable energy

Evergy, an electric supplier to about 600,000 customers in western Missouri, will retire its coal power plant in Lawrence, Kansas, by the end of...

EPA investigation finds Missouri out of compliance with federal civil rights...

Federal officials are investigating whether Missouri environmental regulators violated the civil rights of St. Louis residents by issuing an air pollution control permit to...

Schmitt joins Republican AGs taking aim at ‘social cost of carbon’...

The attorneys general in Missouri and Kansas have joined their Republican counterparts in 20 states demanding that the federal government not consider the social...

Missouri bill targeting environmental protections moves ahead in House

Missouri legislators are moving forward with an effort to loosen the state’s environmental regulations that critics contend could harm the state’s water and air...

Poll: Many farmers still doubt that humans drive climate change

Farmers continue to question whether climate change is driven by humans, which is the consensus of scientists worldwide, an Iowa State University researcher has...

State-supported ‘clean energy’ loans put Missouri borrowers at risk of losing...

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Diana Thomas needed a new furnace and four small basement windows for her two-story home on the east...

Report says hundreds of levees endanger Missouri River. One county is...

KANSAS CITY — As he watched the river forecasts in early 2019, Regan Griffin hoped for the best.  Maybe the Missouri River would top its...

Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the...

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