Legislation limiting the power of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … and returning control of the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline to the people … has been unveiled by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler:
The bill Hartzler plans to introduce in the House next week would take away FERC’s authority over issues not directly dealing with power generation, and give control over managing the shoreline to local communities and property owners.
Hartzler says Lakefront property owners are responding positively to her plan, announced at a news conference in Camdenton this morning:
State Representative Diane Franklin says she believes Hartzler’s bill will help keep private property in the hands of the homeowners. “This vehicle that Congresswoman Hartzler is giving us in this bill will allow us to have what we should have – local control over our area. We know this area better than anyone else. We know that it is a tourist area. We know that it is a homeowner area. We know that it is a business area, as well. We have been here for generations. Many Missourians have visited the Lake of the Ozarks and have enjoyed it. There is nothing we want to do more than preserve it for generations more,” Franklin said.