Missouri avoids environmental commitments at governors summit
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Midwestern Governors Association recently pledged to improve the environment by changing the way the region produces and uses energy.
But Missouri was the only state not to sign any of the pro-environment initiatives, nor did state officials participate in the group's energy summit.
The governors signed pacts to reduce greenhouse gases, increase alternative fuels for vehicles and make greater use of so-called renewable energy sources for electricity.
Environmental activists say they're outraged and discouraged, but not surprised.