This summer, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed HB 650, an omnibus bill which contained an attempt by special interests to do big favors to one of our biggest polluters, Doe Run. HB 650 would have capped punitive or exemplary damages to claims from Doe Run, operator of the nation’s largest lead smelter and lead mining/milling operations in Missouri. A nearly identical bill, House Bill 28, passed and omitted this toxic threat.
Now Doe Run is pressing lawmakers to override the Governor’s veto.
An override of HB650 would weaken Missourian’s rights to defend their health and their property. To take action, call your lawmakers and urge them to reject Doe Run’s request.