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Economy
5:49 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Rule Change To Allow E-15 Sales In Mo. Rejected By Joint Committee

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A proposed rule change that would have allowed more ethanol to be blended into gasoline sold in Missouri has been shot down by a joint legislative committee.

Earlier this week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture asked the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to allow the change, saying that E-15 is both safe and good for the state's economy.  But State Senator and committee chair Eric Schmitt (R, Glendale) says the proposal would have violated state law.

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Economy
2:53 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Mo. Lawmakers Mulling Rule Change For Ethanol Use

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The Missouri Department of Agriculture is proposing a rule change that would allow more ethanol to be blended into gasoline sold in the Show-Me State.

The proposal would allow for the sale of E-15 in Missouri, which would be marketed to both regular and flex-fuel automobiles.  Kristy Moore with the Illinois-based Renewable Fuels Association told a group of Missouri lawmakers that federal law requires E-15 pumps to be properly labeled with guidelines on which autos can use it.

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Renewable Energy
10:40 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules

Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association

A state appeals court has upheld regulations implementing Missouri’s renewable energy standard.


Kevin Gunn chairs the Missouri Public Service Commission, the state regulatory agency that developed the regulations (4 CSR 240-20.100).

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, January 5, 2012

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$1.3 million ATM Solutions money restolen

The $6.6 million robbery of ATM Solutions in St. Louis in 2010 is believed to be the largest heist ever in St. Louis. It turns out the robbers themselves were victimized, too - at least $1.3 million was re-stolen. 

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Mark Kirk / Gas Prices
1:10 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.
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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says exploring natural gas supplies in Illinois and making tax credits for renewable energy permanent could be ways to lower soaring gas prices.

Kirk told reporters Monday that federal officials need to research possibilities for harnessing natural gas from New Albany shale in the Illinois basin.

The Republican also says he'd like to see permits granted more quickly for off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and reduce so-called small gasoline monopolies.

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