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The claims have prompted rebuke from clean energy advocates and elected officials who say the utility is needlessly and disingenuously spreading alarm and fueling threats against an environmental organizAs the back-and-forth reached a fever pitch last week, a development Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pointed to a likely extension of the pipeline’s emergency permit, cooling the issue for now. (Source:ation. (Source:Demand for natural gas in the St. Louis area is projected to remain flat or decline, as filings by Spire and its opponents have acknowledged. Clean energy advocates say rather than building new pipelines and natural gas infrastructure, the state should be investing in energy efficiency, electrification and renewable electricity generation that can replace natural gas.



This perpetuates drilling for fracked gas, that’s destructive and polluting,” he said. While it’s not clear what options FERC and opponents have now that the pipeline is operating, Robertson said, “At the very least they need to make the shareholders pay for it rather than the ratepayers. And at some point we’ve got to stop approving new fossil fuel projects. Electrification with renewable energy is the way tWhen the state legislature passed HB 734 last spring, Missouri became one of at least 19 states that explicitly ban local ordinances mandating electrification of new buildings, according to S&P Global, which noted that such laws “prohibit the very policy that the IEA (International Energy Agency) now endorses as a viable and efficient pathway to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.”

(Source:Amparan said she and other residents prefer incentives to mandates around electrification in the near-term, but they are angry the “ban the ban” state law takes away local control and puts constraints on their opportunities to push for cleaner energy. (Source:o go.” (Source:Kari has written for Midwest Energy News since January 2011. She is an author and journalist who worked for the Washington Post's Midwest bureau from 1997 through 2009.

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