A judge has ruled in favor of an effort to develop a new coal ash landfill in eastern Missouri's Franklin County.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the judge on Friday rejected claims that the Franklin County Commission acted unlawfully in approving a zoning amendment for the landfill.
Updated 4:11 p.m. with approximate breakdown of increase for consumers.
Missouri utility regulators have approved a $260 million rate increase for electric customers of Ameren Missouri.
The rate increase approved Wednesday is intended to cover such things as the utility's rising fuel costs, infrastructure improvements, vegetation trimming and storm repairs.
About $90 million of the rate increase goes toward energy efficiency programs that could ultimately save money for residents and businesses.
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