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Blunt pushes for property rights, job creation

Blunt pushes for property rights, job creation

January 5th, 2012 in News

Lake Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Wendy White speaks with U.S. Senator Roy Blunt at a "meet and greet" Wednesday at Lake of the Ozarks. Blunt was in town to assure lake area property owners he will keep fighting for the rights of shoreline property owners.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, made two Mid-Missouri stops on Wednesday to speak about topics including job creation and Lake of the Ozarks shoreline management.

In Lake Ozark, he pushed for his "Supporting Homeowners Rights and Property Act" bill, which would restrict the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) control over shoreline development there.

He also wants to restrict FERC's funding if the agency attempts to enforce an order it issued to Ameren Missouri last fall.

Blunt said Tuesday he believes FERC has now backed off its original stand on the issue.