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Jobs, Health, Education, Environment were the agreed upon four values upon which each of the state level Franklin County Democrats ran last November. I want to highlight two in this post: Health and Environment. The two topics are inseparably connected! Tonight I will be working with the Labadie Environmental Organization to do all we can […]

Please see and share what happened to us (LEO) Tuesday night AND about our next PUBLIC HEARING: NEXT PUBLIC HEARING: See also the article in the eMissourian: PLEASE STAY INFORMED AND DEMAND RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND OF THE PEOPLE.

We have another chance to make statements to the Public Service Commission! Here’s today’s  email notice from PSC: From: [] On Behalf Of Ochoa, Gregg Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:46 AM To: Subject: [Psc-releases] MEDIA ADVISORY — PSC To Hold Local Public Hearing In Washington In Ameren Missouri Case Missouri Public Service […]

BE in Union at the Scenic Regional Library (308 Hawthorne Drive) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. TODAY!  PLEASE…see below, original email invitation at end of this post:   I think it would be a good follow up to the June 29 PSC hearing and to keep Claire’s feet to the fire. She has to have MO […]

The Washington Missourian The Ameren Missouri coal-fired power plant in Labadie is the second worst mercury polluter in the nation, according to a recently study released by Environment Missouri, a nonprofit advocacy organization. Researchers with the environmental group analyzed new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data in the study, “America’s Biggest Mercury Polluters — How Cleaning […]

Had the most unbelievable conversation with 2nd District Commissioner Ann Schroeder at Robller Winery yesterday. She told me the commission’s decision to take up amending the county’s landfill use regulations had nothing to do with Ameren’s interest in building a 400-acre coal ash landfill in Labadie Bottoms. It was just an unfortunate coincidence that the […]

Click here to view the beautiful Labadie Bottoms in Franklin County. Take a good look because soon Ameren will be destroying this floodplain, alive with wetlands critters, birds, and the magic of nature’s cleansing power. On Tuesday, three county  commissioners decided to change the planning and zoning regulations to allow a toxic coal ash dump […]

I’m bumping up this piece from May 25, 2010. It still blows my mind that the county’s own research shows Ameren is responsible for most of the county’s pollution and here they sit, poised to allow them to pollute us even more. Amazing. It would be different if they were ignorant of the facts. But […]

Second District Commissioner Ann Schroeder said in a recent working session on the new land use regulations that she does not like the idea of building a landfill of any kind in a floodplain, let alone one filled with toxic coal ash, but that her objection is simply “philosophical.” No Ann, it’s not a philosophical […]

A Fair Hearing?


To hear Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer and County Council Mark Vincent tell it, plenty of time has been made available to the public for comment on the new land use regulations being drafted for Franklin County. But as I remember it the public was consistently silenced when it came to discussing any specifics of the […]