Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) spends some time, Wednesday, touring the state to highlight the different ways Missouri is helping to make the country more energy independent.
The first stop was the site of a project created to use renewable energy to heat the Jefferson City Correctional Center. Blunt says the project, which turns trash from a nearby landfill into fuel, saves taxpayer dollars and is good for the environment.
The Governor also toured the Rockies Express natural gas pipeline in Bowling Green. The so-called REX natural gas pipeline is one of the largest natural gas pipelines in North America. The pipeline, when complete, will measure 1,679 miles from Rio Blanco County, Colorado, to Monroe County, Ohio.