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Consumers Council of Missouri

Consumers Council of Missouri works to educate consumers and advocate for issues such as fair utility rates, health care access, personal finance and others as they arise.

 

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VEHICLES WITH BETTER GAS MILAGE SELL BETTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Contact: Cara Spencer, 314-556-7379 August 16, 2018 VEHICLEs with BETTER GAS MILAGE sell better Americans Prefer Better Fuel Economy for Missouri’s Most Popular Vehicles—SUVs and Pickups St. Louis, M.O. – A new analysis by the Consumer Federation of America shows that SUVs, pickups and crossovers, vehicles whose MPGs (miles per g ...

MISSOURI CONSUMER GROUP CONDEMNS ROLLBACK OF FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS 

MISSOURI CONSUMER GROUP CONDEMNS ROLLBACK OF FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS  Rights of States to Protect Consumers From Rising Gas Prices Through Emissions Standards Under Attack  ST. LOUIS, MO - In response to the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s proposal to roll back national fuel economy standards and strip the rights of states to adopt thei ...

Editorial: A fine legislative year for special interests. Regular interests ...

Missouri House and Senate sessions just ended -- disproportionately benefiting corporate interests -- with a lot of help from lobbyists -- particularly monopoly utility companies. A devastating year for consumers -- a reminder that consumer issues are social justice issues. http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-a-fine-legislative-year-for-special-interests-regular-interests/art ...

St. Louis petitions state politicians to restore net neutrality

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality, a set of regulations intended to protect internet users. Now, leaders of eight St. Louis co-working spaces are calling on Missouri congressional lawmakers to join national efforts that could reverse the commission’s decision. Their call came Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Ed. Markey, D-Mass., filed a petition that woul ...

Will a governor's scandal upend ratemaking reform?

Each of the past two years, a filibuster by a few state senators in the final days of the legislative session stymied a utility-backed ratemaking bill in Missouri. This year, the utility bill survived a 22-hour Senate filibuster in February (Energywire, Feb. 12). Now the question is what happens in the final days of a legislative session that has been consumed by the scandal enveloping Gov. Eric ...

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