Opponents of a contract that asks Veolia North America to look for efficiencies in the St. Louis city water department could get a public hearing.
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.
The move for public debate heartened Kathleen Logan Smith, the executive director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Anheuser-Busch is in the process of packaging over one million cans of drinking water for victims of Hurricane Sandy that hit the northeast early this week.
The St. Louis-based company has the ability to easily convert one or more of its beer-production lines to produce drinking water, which is something it has done in the wake of natural disasters since the late 1980s.