Job-Killing Renewable Energy Bill Passes in the Senate, Still Hope in the House
Despite your hundreds of phone calls, postcards, and letters, the House committee and Senate committee each passed the resolution (SCR 1 / HCR 5) on Tuesday, January 18. And unfortunately on Monday, January 24, the Senate passed the bill.
As you know, the resolution would remove the "sold to Missouri" provision from Prop C - the Renewable Electricity Standard. If this bill is passed into law, Missouri will lose thousands of clean-energy jobs and millions of dollars in economic development, state taxes, and worker payrolls.
We truly appreciated your phone calls last week in advance of the committee vote. In the next few days the resolutions will head to the floor of the House to be voted upon by the entire General Assembly. Now, we must stop this on the floor of the House and Senate.
A) Call your State Representative
1.Go to http://house.mo.gov/ to find your State Representative.
2. Enter your 9 digit zip code under Legislator Lookup (in the right margin).
3. Click on your House district to find their Capitol Office phone numbers
4. Give your State Representative a call, and ask him/her to Vote NO on HCR 5.
5. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you took action.
“Help Missourians get back to work producing green energy here at home.” says Monica of Rocheport, MO.
B) Donate today.
Help Renew Missouri raise the $20,000 we need to defend the Missouri RES and to continue to promote other clean energy policies. Designate "Renew Missouri" with your online contribution.
C) Send a letter of support from your organization.
Become one of the small businesses, school districts, county commissions, and organizations from across Missouri that support Keeping Prop C - the MO RES - intact and renewable energy in Missouri.
Already signed on:
Fairfax School District
Rock Port School District
Tarkio School District
Adair County Commission
Green City School District
Newton-Harris School District
Maysville School District
Kirksville School District
Benton County Landowners Association
King City School District
Concerned Citizens of Platte County
West Nodaway School District
Northeast Nodaway School District
Atchison County Commission
Linn County Commission
Putnam County School District