A Missouri representative gave a passionate speech to save an aluminum plant in his district with energy rate restructuring.
Wrap: Republican Representative Donald Rone said his district lost nine-hundred jobs with the plant's closing and they could bring back some of those jobs with the bill.
|Description: I was sent here to get a thing done for my people in my district and that's what I'm here for.|
The measure would allow the Noranda aluminum plant and Ameren energy to negotiate a cheaper energy rate. However, Ameren would be able to raise other rates with less oversight from the Missouri Public Service Commission.
Noranda consumed about ten percent of Ameren's energy output before it closed.
Opponents said Ameren must be strictly regulated to ensure affordable energy for Missourians.
Reporting from the state Captiol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.