Labadie http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Labadie Residents Win Legal Challenge Against Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill ― For Now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/labadie-residents-win-legal-challenge-against-amerens-coal-ash-landfill-now <p>Residents of Franklin County have won a legal challenge against Ameren's plans to build a coal ash landfill in Labadie.</p><p>Now it will be up to the Missouri Supreme Court to decide the landfill's fate.</p><p>On Tuesday, a Missouri Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Labadie Environmental Organization (LEO) and Labadie residents who challenged the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/franklin-co-vote-opens-door-ameren-build-coal-ash-landfill" target="_blank">Franklin County Commission's decision</a> to change county zoning regulations to allow coal ash landfills.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:54:35 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 38262 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Labadie Residents Win Legal Challenge Against Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill ― For Now Missouri Public Service Commission Gives The Go-Ahead To Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill Plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-public-service-commission-gives-go-ahead-amerens-coal-ash-landfill-plans <p>The Missouri Public Service Commission has signed off on Ameren Missouri's plan to build a coal ash landfill at its power plant in Franklin County.</p><p>The five member commission <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/ea-2012-0281_report_and_order_iii.pdf" target="_blank">unanimously granted the utility company’s request</a> for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity on Wednesday. That certificate gives Ameren the ability to expand the area of its Labadie power plant to build the new landfill.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:42:39 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37743 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Public Service Commission Gives The Go-Ahead To Ameren's Coal Ash Landfill Plans Meeting Tuesday To Take Public Input On Ameren Coal Ash Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meeting-tuesday-take-public-input-ameren-coal-ash-landfill <p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is hosting a meeting on Tuesday to get public input on&nbsp;Ameren's plans to build a coal ash landfill next to its power plant in Franklin County.</p><p>The meeting will focus on whether the agency should grant Ameren <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/2014-03-04_Ameren_Labadie_Draft_Construction_Permit.pdf" target="_blank">a landfill construction permit</a>.</p><p>Ameren Missouri's Vice President of External Affairs and Communications, Warren Wood, said the new coal ash landfill will be state-of-the-art.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:01:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meeting Tuesday To Take Public Input On Ameren Coal Ash Landfill PSC Hears Arguments On Labadie Coal Ash Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/psc-hears-arguments-labadie-coal-ash-landfill <p></p><p></p><p>Hearings begin in Jefferson City Monday morning on a proposed coal ash landfill in Franklin County.</p><p>Power company Ameren is seeking the Missouri Public Service Commission’s approval of the new facility to receive waste from its power plant in Labadie.</p><p>The utility is running out of room in its existing Labadie storage ponds. Ameren&nbsp;Vice President Warren Wood says the new landfill will be extremely safe, replacing slurry ponds with state-of-the-art dry storage.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:35:49 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org PSC Hears Arguments On Labadie Coal Ash Landfill Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants <p><em><strong>Updated Thursday 10:15 p.m.</strong></em></p><p>The Sierra Club says Ameren has been routinely violating air quality standards at its St. Louis-area power plants.</p><p>In a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201312/Ameren_Missouri_NOI_12.11.13_FINAL.pdf">Notice of Intent to Sue</a> delivered to Ameren on Wednesday afternoon, the Sierra Club alleges the company's&nbsp;Labadie, Meramec, and Rush Island plants have exceeded air pollution limits almost 10,000 times since 2008.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:56:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 32190 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution From Ameren's Labadie Plant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-report-condemns-coal-ash-water-pollution-amerens-labadie-plant-0 <p></p><p>A new report released Tuesday by a coalition of environmental groups focuses on the need to revamp national water pollution standards for coal-fired power plants.</p><p><a href="http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/ClosingTheFloodgates-Final.pdf">The report</a> cites Ameren's <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/source/AboutUs/pages/adc_au_labadie.aspx">Labadie power plant</a> in Franklin County as one of the worst waterway polluters in the nation.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:33:55 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 28494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution From Ameren's Labadie Plant Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-demand-groundwater-testing-near-ameren-power-plants <p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:53:24 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmental Groups Demand Groundwater Testing Near Ameren Power Plants Local Group Appeals Court Decision Allowing Coal Ash Landfill In Labadie http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-group-appeals-court-decision-allowing-coal-ash-landfill-labadie <p>A local environmental group filed an appeal this morning in an ongoing effort to keep Ameren from building a coal ash landfill next to its power plant in Labadie.</p><p>Last month, a circuit court judge ruled that the Franklin County Commission was in the right when it approved a zoning amendment that would allow construction of the landfill.</p><p>But a group of 12 Labadie families, led by the grassroots Labadie Environmental Organization, is challenging that decision.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:26:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Group Appeals Court Decision Allowing Coal Ash Landfill In Labadie Ruling Helps Ameren's Labadie Coal Ash Landfill Move Forward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ruling-helps-amerens-labadie-coal-ash-landfill-move-forward <p>A judge has ruled in favor of an effort to develop a new coal ash landfill in eastern Missouri's Franklin County.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/11n1E0P">St. Louis Post-Dispatch&nbsp;reports</a> that the judge on Friday rejected claims that the Franklin County Commission acted unlawfully in approving a zoning amendment for the landfill.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:16:13 +0000 The Associated Press 8280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ruling Helps Ameren's Labadie Coal Ash Landfill Move Forward Meetings on possible coal ash landfills at Rush Island, Meramec http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meetings-possible-coal-ash-landfills-rush-island-meramec <p><em>Updated at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2012:</em></p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold another public awareness session Aug. 14. This one will focus on the permitting process for a proposed coal ash landfill at Ameren&#39;s Meramec power plant near Arnold, Mo.</p><p>The proposed landfill site is located at 8200 Fine Road, approximately 3.6 miles southeast of the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route 141. Ameren is preparing a detailed site investigation work plan. The session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rogers+Elementary+School,+7700+Fine+Road,+St.+Louis,+MO&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=38.419234,-90.334804&amp;spn=0.007389,0.016512&amp;sll=38.708327,-90.300716&amp;sspn=0.117746,0.264187&amp;oq=Rogers+Elementary+School,+7700+Fine+Road&amp;hq=Rogers+Elementary+School,&amp;hnear=7700+Fine+Rd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63129&amp;t=h&amp;z=17">Rogers Elementary School, 7700 Fine Road</a> in St. Louis.</p><p>Representatives of MDNR and Ameren will be available to answer questions.</p><p><em>Original story posted 5:53 p.m. Aug. 7, 2012:</em></p><p>The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren is <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/102295707/121-096-MDNR-PSI-Approval-Rush-Island#fullscreen">proposing to build a coal ash landfill</a> at its Rush Island power plant in Jefferson County, about 10 miles southeast of Festus.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is holding<a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/newsrel/data.asp?param=176#.UCGSaKO8grU"> a public awareness session tonight</a> to describe the permitting process for the landfill.</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:20:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meetings on possible coal ash landfills at Rush Island, Meramec