MBEF Statement on Governor Nixon’s Veto of SB240

Mon, Jul 15, 2013

While we greatly respect Governor Nixon’s veto of SB240 and the reasons behind it, we are disappointed in the missed opportunity to expand the efforts to improve and replace Missouri’s utility infrastructure. Missouri’s gas utilities have replaced and modernized over 200 miles of pipeline – “more than 86 percent in excess of the amount mandated under the PSC order” – and are poised to continue their progress. This work was performed by Missouri’s skilled labor force – creating hundreds of jobs – and as progress continues, more jobs will be added to the effort.

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Why not Missouri?

Fri, Jun 28, 2013

As we approach Independence Day and as summer heats up, there is no better time to think about Missouri’s energy needs now and in the future. As air conditioners run and irrigation systems water our crops and lawns, we are blessed with great access to resources that power our needs.

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MO Energy Legislation Update

Fri, Jun 7, 2013

Missouri’s 2013 legislative session closed with some progress on the energy front.  While the General Assembly missed a golden opportunity to pass an electric ISRS bill that would have lead to major job creation, an updated regulatory structure and massive upgrades to our electric infrastructure, two other bills successfully made it through the process and […]

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Fri, May 17, 2013

The Missouri Legislature missed a prime opportunity this session to enable massive new investment in our state’s electric power infrastructure. Lawmakers and supporters worked countless hours to craft and improve Senate Bill 207 and House Bill 398, the Infrastructure Strengthening and Regulatory Streamlining Act. Special thanks to Senator Kehoe, Chairman Lager, Representative Riddle and Chairman […]

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Advancing ISRS

Mon, Apr 29, 2013

Support across Missouri continues to grow for ISRS legislation. Just last week, David Farr, CEO of Emerson Electric sent a letter to legislative leadership expressing his company’s support for ISRS. The following is a quote from his letter: “We at Emerson understand the important link between having a reliable energy infrastructure and a strong economy […]

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Exciting Momentum This Week

Sun, Apr 14, 2013

This week, former Sen. Kit Bond submitted a powerful op-ed in the Columbia Daily Tribune titled “Measure will keep lights on.” His words emphasized the importance of Infrastructure Strengthening and Regulatory Streamlining (ISRS) legislation, and the urgent need for Missouri to invest in a new and improved infrastructure that would yield much-needed jobs, improve electric service and reliability and directly benefit […]

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