EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the federal government is confident Ameren Missouri violated the Clean Air Act at its Rush Island power plant near Festus.
Brooks was responding to a letter sent to the EPA last month by Senator Roy Blunt.
In the letter, Blunt defended Ameren and accused the EPA of overreaching its authority in order to “broadly penalize the use of coal in the United States.”
Missouri's newest members of the U.S. House have continued raising money.
Federal campaign finance reports show Republican Billy Long of Springfield raised roughly $15,000 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 2010. Long reported starting 2011 with $29,000 in his campaign bank account.
Missouri's Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt agree that the president's proposal to cut the deficit does not go far enough.
President Barack Obama proposed a freeze in spending in his State of the Union speech last night.
McCaskill, a Democrat, says the president's spending cuts don't go far enough:
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.