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|Description: I heard this from my constituents over and over again, was that Ameren looked like a black box.|
Silence from AmerenUE was the major complaint at the House Committee hearing on the response of the ice storm.
St. Louis County Representative Jake Zimmerman said no one could get a straight answer out of AmerenUE, or an answer at all:
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|Description: Where do I fall in the priority list, what's going on? Not only could real human beings find that stuff out, but not even muckity-mucks could find that stuff out.|
AmerenUE's lobbyist Drue Duncan told the committee the reason for AmerenUE's silence is the company did not want to give false information.
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|Description: We just don't want to give someone false hope because there are so many variables and we don't want to disappoint them.|
Duncan repeatedly said AmerenUE expects these type of emergency storms to happen about once every one hundred years.
St. Louis County Representative Jake Zimmerman said AmerenUE's theory cannot hold for so long.
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|Description: The worst storm in the history of the company excuse works once, but it probably doesn't work twice in six months.|