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Regarding “Judge orders Ameren to outfit Jefferson County coal plant with a ‘scrubber’ to reduce air pollution” (Sept. 30): Ameren’s refusal to add scrubbers to it’s dirty coal-fired plants only shows why they need regulation to the max. Kids with asthma don’t count in their world view, only stockholders and the chief executive, with his outrageous salary. If this court order is evidence how big government works, give me more of it.

Steven R. Bettlach • St. Louis