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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LEO Lobbies on Coal As...

February 29th, LEO joined with 120+ citizen lobbyists from across Missouri to talk with legislators about coal ash, parks, clean water, food, green building and energy policy. Franklin County Missouri had 14 people there this year due to LEO mobilization. Good for a workday in February! LEO authored a fact sheet that was given to every State Rep and State Senator that the entire coalition (Sierra Club, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Missouri Votes Conservation [ continue reading ]

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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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FC Green Jobs and Indu...

Join LEO Thursday July 30th as we take a bus tour of CG Power in Washington MO.  They make transformers for wind turbines and are an excellent example of a successful green industry venture locally.  Three hundred good paying jobs creating energy solutions that could be used here in the Midwest. Lots of folks have talked about both the potential of Missouri for wind and solar.  The NRDC reports Missouri has more than 2,500 square [ continue reading ]

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