Veolia http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MSD Starts Review Of City Water Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/msd-starts-review-city-water-department <p>The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has <a href="http://yourmsd.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/peer-to-peer-review-of-st-louis-city-water-division-details-kickoff/">unveiled exactly</a> what it will be doing for its review of the St. Louis city water department.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:47:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31784 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MSD Starts Review Of City Water Department Veolia Backs Out Of Controversial Contract With City Of St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veolia-backs-out-controversial-contract-city-st-louis <p><strong>Updated with additional quotes.</strong></p><p>The French utility company Veolia has decided not to go forward with a $250,000 contract that would have reviewed the operations of the city of St. Louis water department.</p><p>Opponents of the company had raised questions about Veolia's corporate behavior and environmental record.</p><p>Mary Ellen Ponder, the deputy chief of staff to Mayor Francis Slay, announced the company's decision today at a committee hearing on a bill that would have stripped the funding for the contract from the budget for this year.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:20:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Veolia Backs Out Of Controversial Contract With City Of St. Louis Aldermen Move To Strip Funding For Controversial Veolia Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aldermen-move-strip-funding-controversial-veolia-contract <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The chair of St. Louis city’s budget committee has launched an effort to strip the funding for a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concerns-over-veolia-corporate-behavior-delays-city-water-contract">controversial consulting contract</a> with the French utility company </span>Veolia.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:38:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30942 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Aldermen Move To Strip Funding For Controversial Veolia Contract Controversial Veolia Contract Comes Under New Scrutiny http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/controversial-veolia-contract-comes-under-new-scrutiny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents of a proposed $250,000 consulting contract between the city of St. Louis water department and the French utility company </span>Veolia&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">call the latest move in the saga by Mayor Francis Slay “political chicanery."</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:29:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Controversial Veolia Contract Comes Under New Scrutiny Concerns Raised Over Consulting Contract With St. Louis City’s Water Division http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concerns-raised-over-consulting-contract-st-louis-city-s-water-division <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detractors of a French utility company used a public hearing Tuesday night to again raise concerns about&nbsp;a potential consulting contract between St. Louis City’s Water Division and </span>Veolia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>A key point of contention is whether or not the possible $250,000 agreement would open the door to privatizing the city’s water department.</p><p>Grace Morris is with Corporate Accountability International and said the company has a history of slowly taking over water services around the world.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 02:57:32 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27909 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Concerns Raised Over Consulting Contract With St. Louis City’s Water Division Commentary: Veolia Not Beneficial To St. Louis City's Future Well-Being http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-veolia-not-beneficial-st-louis-citys-future-well-being <p><em>(Editors note: Scroll down for Veolia's response to this commentary)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water is our most essential shared resource. The quality of our water relates directly to our health and the well-being of our city.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Colleen Kelly 25774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Veolia Not Beneficial To St. Louis City's Future Well-Being Contract With Veolia Would Benefit Saint Louis Water Services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/contract-veolia-would-benefit-saint-louis-water-services <p>Innovation comes from the private sector. You don’t have to be a radical capitalist to agree with that simple truth.&nbsp; For example, a private inventor, not a government water company, devised the water meter.&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Louis residents will benefit from the proposed consulting deal with a private company to improve the city’s water division. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:30:00 +0000 David Stokes 10077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Contract With Veolia Would Benefit Saint Louis Water Services Veolia Contract Could Get Public Airing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veolia-contract-could-get-public-airing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents of a contract that asks </span>Veolia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;North America to look for efficiencies in the St. Louis city water department could get a public hearing.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed announced today that he’ll ask an aldermanic committee to look into allegations of corporate misbehavior at the company, which is headquartered in France. His request would have to be approved by the entire board.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:54:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 8425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Veolia Contract Could Get Public Airing Concerns Over Veolia Corporate Behavior Delays City Water Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concerns-over-veolia-corporate-behavior-delays-city-water-contract <p>The city's top elected officials will wait to sign a contract that could help St. Louis save some money in its water division.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:29:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7531 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Concerns Over Veolia Corporate Behavior Delays City Water Contract