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Ameren Missouri's largest coal-fired power plant in Labadie, Missouri.
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The Environment Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on carbon emissions released earlier this month are sparking debate on whether the rule changes will create jobs or kill jobs.

The new rules seek to reduce American’s carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. States have until June 30, 2016 to draft plans for how to reduce their average emissions.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 9, 2012 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has "launched a television ad blitz throughout Missouri" that attacks U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., over her support of the federal health insurance changes, dubbed by critics as "Obamacare."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 5, 2011 - WASHINGTON - With the histrionics over the debt ceiling now fading, partisan lines already have formed around the issue likely to dominate this fall's debate and next year's election campaigns: how to create jobs and jump-start the moribund economy.