Missouri Coalition for the Environment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-seeks-save-solar-rebates <p>The Missouri Coalition for the Environment and several solar panel companies have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Public Service Commission in an effort to keep the state’s solar rebate program alive.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:08:36 +0000 Maria Altman 37522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates Gearing Up: First Big Tunnel Of St. Louis Sewer System Upgrade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gearing-first-big-tunnel-st-louis-sewer-system-upgrade <p><strong><em>Updated 2/7/14 to correct the timeline of the lawsuit against MSD.</em></strong></p><p>The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is preparing for its first big dig.</p><p>Starting in a few days, MSD will begin construction of a 3,028 foot-long tunnel under the River Des Peres, just south of Carondelet.</p><p>The tunnel will hold a pressurized pipe that will carry sewage to the Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:43:47 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33535 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gearing Up: First Big Tunnel Of St. Louis Sewer System Upgrade Nuclear Policy Analyst: Radioactive Waste At West Lake Landfill Must Go http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nuclear-policy-analyst-radioactive-waste-west-lake-landfill-must-go <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nuclear policy analyst is adding his voice to those of area residents, environmental advocates and local government officials who want radioactive wastes out of the West Lake Landfill in </span>Bridgeton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.ips-dc.org/staff/bob">Robert Alvarez</a> served as a senior policy advisor in the Department of Energy under the Clinton administration and is currently a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:28:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nuclear Policy Analyst: Radioactive Waste At West Lake Landfill Must Go Radioactivity Testing At Bridgeton Landfill To Start Next Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/radioactivity-testing-bridgeton-landfill-start-next-week <div><p><em>Updated 4:07 p.m.</em></p><p>Preliminary work to build a firebreak at the&nbsp;Bridgeton&nbsp;Landfill will begin next week. But&nbsp;a local environmental group is worried about what it could stir up.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:23:09 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 30849 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Radioactivity Testing At Bridgeton Landfill To Start Next Week Mo. Environmental Group Sues Army Corps Over Pipeline Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-environmental-group-sues-army-corps-over-pipeline-project <p><em><strong>Updated at 5:00 p.m.</strong></em></p><p>A St. Louis-based environmental group has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201308/Complaintfiled.pdf">filed a lawsuit</a> against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to provide information about a multi-state oil pipeline project.</p><p>The Missouri Coalition for the Environment says the Corps unlawfully withheld documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:38:11 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Environmental Group Sues Army Corps Over Pipeline Project Environmentalists file legal objection to Callaway nuclear renewal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-file-legal-objection-callaway-nuclear-renewal <p><strong>Updated 2:15 p.m. </strong>with link to full legal document.</p><p>A St. Louis-based environmental group is&nbsp;asking the federal government to more closely scrutinize Ameren Corp.&#39;s request for a 20-year license renewal at Missouri&#39;s only&nbsp;nuclear power plant.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:38:12 +0000 The Associated Press 3570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmentalists file legal objection to Callaway nuclear renewal Court to review settlement over MSD Clean Water Act violations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-review-settlement-over-msd-clean-water-act-violations <p>A <a href="http://www.justice.gov/enrd/5343.htm">consent decree </a>that will settle a four-year-old lawsuit against the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District over violations of the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/regulations/laws/cwa.html">Clean Water Ac</a>t is a step closer to taking effect.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:31:13 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court to review settlement over MSD Clean Water Act violations MSD board approves settlement on Clean Water violations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-board-approves-settlement-clean-water-violations <p>The board of the Metropolitan Sewer District has approved a<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-board-gives-preliminary-approval-clean-water-lawsuit-settlement"> settlement</a> with the federal government and a <a href="http://www.moenviron.org/">local environmental action group</a> over violations of the <a href="http://epw.senate.gov/water.pdf">Clean Water Act.</a></p><p>The state of Missouri was also a party to the 2007 lawsuit, but did not approve the settlement.</p><p>The agreement will, among other things, require MSD to:</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:22:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD board approves settlement on Clean Water violations MSD board gives preliminary approval to Clean Water lawsuit settlement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-board-gives-preliminary-approval-clean-water-lawsuit-settlement <p>The Board of Trustees for the<a href="http://www.stlmsd.com/home"> Metropolitan Sewer District</a> gave its initial approval last night to a multi-billion dollar plan to <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_ceafcdd4-4637-5591-92d5-b2b3c81accac.html">settle </a>a<a href="http://epw.senate.gov/water.pdf"> Clean War Act</a> lawsuit.</p><p>The state of Missouri and the EPA filed the suit in 2007, which the <a href="http://www.moenviron.org/">Missouri Coalition for the Environment</a> later joined. It alleged, among other things that</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:14:21 +0000 Maria Altman 1403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD board gives preliminary approval to Clean Water lawsuit settlement Lawsuit against MSD by EPA may be near resolution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-against-msd-epa-may-be-near-resolution <p><em>Updated 3:30 p.m. June 3 to include comment from MSD.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 9:55 a.m. June 3 to reflect that the State of Missouri has not signed on to the consent decree.</em></p><p>A <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=1096357">lawsuit brought by the Environmental Protection Agency against the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District back in June 2007</a> could soon be resolved.</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:58:56 +0000 Maria Altman 1356 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit against MSD by EPA may be near resolution