Companies which violate state environmental codes would be able to keep their records private under a measure before the Missouri legislature. Candyce Clifft reports from Jefferson City...
A Senate committee is debating whether to make companies' environmental records accessible to the public.
Audobon Council lobbyist Scott Pennman says citizens have a right to know if companies violate state laws.
But, Central Missouri Senator Larry Rohrbach says it will only lead to more lawsuits:
Rohrbach says keeping the findings private will encourage more self-audits. All findings would still be reported to the Natural Resources Department.
From the statehouse, I'm Candyce Clifft.