Senator McCaskill Pressures Federal Agency on Lake of Ozarks Issue

WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) – Words of assurance are going out to homeowners around the Lake of the Ozarks.

Senator Claire McCaskill says pressure is being put on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission which has ordered some homes be demolished under a new shoreline management plan.

“People who have relied on title insurance policies and have relied on conveyances and easements that they believe have been in place, sometimes for decades, should not have to go to bed worrying about whether or not their house is going to be torn down”

McCaskill says the agency is expected to announce within a few weeks whether it will redraw the maps and spare some 12-hundred homes. She says there may still be an issue with some docks and gazebos, but they could be dealt with on a case by case basis.

She says if the agency does not withdraw plans to remove homes she will push hard for changes in the law through an upcoming appropriations bill.

Senator McCaskill says she has a lot of support from other lawmakers because similar shoreline disputes are brewing in other states.

A bill introduced in Congress would prohibit FERC from issuing any plan that requires the tearing down of structures along the Lake of the Ozarks.

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