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GREAT RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CTR's Fundraiser:

Great Rivers Climate Change Work

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THE STORY:

Some of Missouri's legislators with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council withdrew portions of a popular Missouri law requiring utilities to ramp up their use of renewable energy to at least 15% of the power they sell to their Missouri customers by 2021. Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed suit against the governmental agencies who allowed this to happen. The portions struck required Missouri utilities to build new renewable energy generation in Missouri. Without those provisions, the utilities will not decrease their use of burning coal which is causing climate change. Missouri gets 80% of its energy from coal and it is time for utilities here to build solar and wind plants and stop denying that their practices affect the inhabitability of the planet.

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