Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has released the following statement in response to Ameren's proposal to redraw its Lake of the Ozarks project boundary:
Ameren's proposal to redraw its Lake of the Ozarks project boundary to the 662-foot contour appears to be a good faith effort on the part of the company to protect the property rights of homeowners in jeopardy of having their homes torn down. It is a good start to addressing this complex issue. Ameren's proposal includes two public workshops and a 30-day comment period before the plan is submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). I encourage Lake-area citizens to have their voices heard and to have their comments taken into account. In the interim, I will continue to explore legislative options to ensure Lake of the Ozarks property rights are protected for years to come."