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LEO Highlights Multipl...

  Endangered Rivers Press Conference, St. Louis MO   May 15th, LEO joined Missouri Coalition for the Environment, MO Sierra Club and Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth in informing the public that the Missouri River is at risk. The “Big Muddy” made the American Rivers list of the 10 Most Endangered Rivers in America. The Missouri River is the nation’s longest river and directly impacts the lives of millions of Americans as it courses [ continue reading ]

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HCR 35 Deserves a Hear...

You already know that HCR 35 Coal Ash Monitoring and Cleanup Resolution was introduced by 6 strong MO legislators from aross the state and that LEO, Sierra Club and partners in MCEA lobbied earlier this year in Jefferson City to get it assigned to a Committee and moved along. Well, it was assigned to the House Committee on Tourism and Natural Resources last week. Now we need the Chairperson, Don Ruzicka (R-132) to assign a [ continue reading ]

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EPA Comes to St. Louis

Mathy Stanislaus, Asst Director of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, was in St. Louis last week. LEO has visited with him and other members of the Administration to discuss the need for a strong Coal Ash Rule. The rule has been discussed and argued over for as long as LEO has been fighting the local landfill. Before that, regulation was considered under the Clinton administration. The Coal Ash Rule has had such a hard time [ continue reading ]

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LEO Networks With the ...

The Water Protection Network (WPN) had their annual membership meeting in the St. Louis Loop last week. What a great gathering of organizations and solution driven people. The message was that we are ushering in a new era of stewardship for America’s rivers, wetlands and coast. As a coalition of organizations we have more individual capacity and collective power to change policy. The Federal Government’s investments in water projects have a profound impact on the [ continue reading ]

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Prepare to VOTE on Ame...

Last year the MCRI (Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investing) almost exceeded the 50% vote mark to make the Coal Ash Shareholder Resolution force Ameren to consider alternatives for dumping in the floodplain. This was with minimal planning time. The reality is that shareholders would be hurt by inevitable contamination of groundwater, damages from pond collapses, etc. Ameren should be doing everything possible to protect the environment in which they operate their business. Missourians give Ameren [ continue reading ]

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