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A Powerful Debate

Our Friends at Missouri Coalition for the Environment invite us to a powerful debate (pun intended) between MCE and Ameren regarding the risks of nuclear power with a focus on Missouri. Just this year, the meltdown of 3 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan, flooding at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station along the Missouri River and the earthquake damage to North Anna Nuclear Generating Station in Virgina have brought the nuclear [ continue reading ]

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In The News
Follow the (Coal) Money

As the Franklin County Commissioners work to accomodate Ameren’s application for an additional Coal Ash landfill in the Labadie floodplain, we have been closely monitoring the Environmental Protection Agency’s deliberations to designate Coal Ash as hazardous waste subject to regulation when destined for disposal in landfills or surface impoundments. The EPA notes on its website: The need for national management criteria was emphasized by the December 2008 spill of CCRs [coal combustion residues] from a [ continue reading ]

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Campaign to Save OUR Bottoms, Coal Ash, In The News, landfill, Rivers and Floodplains, Sustainability
Lipstick on a Landfill

The Franklin County Democratic Party recently reviewed current and past polling efforts to gauge public opinion regarding the perceived safety of locating a utility landfill in a floodplain. http://www.franklinmodems.org/2011/07/18/franklin-countians-hate-the-griesheimer-landfill/ Webmaster Randy Phillips notes: This is hilarious (and kind of sad). Despite The Washington Missourian’s best efforts to give the county commissioners some cover for their votes that will soon be cast to allow Ameren Missouri to build what I like to call “The John Griesheimer [ continue reading ]

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In The News
An Ill Wind Blows

Coal Ash is threatening communities all across the United States. Our friends at Earth Justice report on conditions faced by a band of Paiute Indians who live about 30 miles north of Las Vegas and about 300 yards from Reid Gardner Power Station. See: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-july/an-ill-wind-blows-in-moapa “Reid Gardner has announced that it wants to expand the coal ash landfill and waste ponds for the plant, and the people of the Moapa River Reservation have voiced their [ continue reading ]

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In The News
Renewable Energy is Ho...

Renewable Energy is Homeland Security in more ways than the slogan suggests. In addition to one day freeing ourselves from an over dependence on foreign oil, renewables provide job and environmental security as well. In 2008 Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition C, Clean Energy Initiative, with a 66% “Yes” vote.  Last year the Missouri State Legislature passed and Governor Jay Nixon signed Missouri PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) enabling legislation. Both measures are now under [ continue reading ]

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