NEXT TUES, April 24th, Ameren shareholders will hear MCRI
make a logical argument for why shareholders should expect Ameren policies to keep coal ash waste out of floodplains and to support comprehensive groundwater monitoring around coal ash sites. Ameren operates numerous risky coal ash ponds and landfills both in Missouri and Illinois. Responsible company management is even more important with Congressional Representatives voting this past week to disable EPA from regulating coal ash wastes.
How will Missouri protect communities from the toxins in leaching coal ash waste? Missouri fails to protect us as evidenced in the State of Failure report
released last year. The largest Labadie pond has no liner, no groundwater monitoring and has had leaked for over 20 years under a MO DNR permit!
If you have stock in Ameren you have every right to vote on directors, executive compensation and 3 shareholder initiatives (environmental) this year. You can vote in person at the meeting or choose to vote by proxy (internet). See the official notice of the annual meeting and details on how to vote (proxy or in person).
The 3 environmental shareholder resolutions include:
- report on coal combustion waste
- report on coal-related costs and risks
- assessment and report on greenhouse gas and other air emissions reductions through customer energy efficiency and renewable energy programs
Date: April 24th, 2012
Time: 9 AM
Place: Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis MO 63103 FREE PARKING
Come down and support MCRI at the press conference likely to start about 8 a.m.
HCR 35 Coal Ash Monitoring and Cleanup Resolution
has been assigned to the MO House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee. Unfortunately, we are fast running out of time to get discussion on the issue and move it to a House vote.
Contact YOUR MO State Rep if they are on the Committee and/or the Chair of the Committee, Don Ruzicka (R-132) to say all Missourians deserve the right to know if ash ponds and landfills are contaminating drinking water and if they are, we want them cleaned up! Rep Ruzicka is responsible deciding which issues will receive a hearing in his Committee.
Rep Ruzicka was a former MO State Conservation Agent for 27 years with a BS in Wildlife and Conservation from Missouri State University. His job as a Conservation Agent was to “protect the natural resources of the state.” He should be our ally on this issue.
Look up your State Representative contact info here.
Compare to the list of Reps on the Committee here.
Call Don Ruzicka directly to say “assign a hearing date”573-751-4077 email: email@example.com
There are at least 12 Counties in Missouri with coal ash dump sites that could be contaminating groundwater. MO DNR does not require groundwater monitoring. See if your County is on the map.
Take a moment right now to call your State Rep and/or Representative Ruzicka to get HCR 35 assigned a hearing before the end of session on May 18th!
We deserve this issue to be discussed by our legislators.
Thank you for taking action.