Republicans in the state Capitol are pushing to change the state's renewable energy laws and that's getting some pushback from environmental groups.
Wrap: The state House has voted to the Senate a bill that would allow energy companies to count electricity made from water towards their quotas for renewable energy.
|Description: "I think that just flies in the face of fact, and common sense. I mean water is our most basic renewable resources."|
House Republicans have sent to the Senate a bill that's stirring up controversy with environmental groups.
Wrap: PJ Wilson is the Director of Renew Missouri. He helped draft Proposition C, which voters passed in 2008. He says voters wanted power companies to develop additional renewable energy supplies, instead of counting plants that already exist.
But he says legislation on its way to the Senate would allow utility companies like Ameren to count hydroelectric plants that were intentionally kept out of the ballot initiative.
|Description: "Not one supporter of anyone in that building called them and encouraged them to vote yes on this bill. And I know that thousands of voters of those elected officials called them to vote no."|
Republicans say hydroelectric power should have been included in the first place.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin.