Missouri Chapter

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Missouri Sierra Club in the News

 

2015

 

Public Service Commission Rejects Grain Belt Express

7.2.15 - Missouri rejects 'Grain Belt Express' plan for wind power - http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article26031445.html

7.1.15 - Missouri panel rejects plan for multi-state wind power - http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/missouri-panel-rejects-plan-for-multistate-wind-power-line/article_01bb447a-a5ba-57fc-bd99-9b1648430fcd.html

7.1.15 - Missouri blocks Grain Belt Express wind project - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/missouri-blocks-grain-belt-express-wind-project/article_054b2ac1-3721-52f5-8741-31fcd47988e3.html

 

Supreme Court Mercury Ruling

6.29.15 - Supreme Court Decision Threatens Public Health in Missouri and Beyond - http://themissouritimes.com/19152/supreme-court-decision-threatens-public-health-in-missouri-and-beyond/

6.30.15 - Supreme Court says EPA should have considered costs when it set pollution limits for power plants - http://kbia.org/post/supreme-court-says-epa-should-have-considered-costs-when-it-set-pollution-limits-power-plants

6.30.15 - Missouri, Kansas AGs Praise Supreme Court Ruling On Power Plant Emissions - http://kcur.org/post/missouri-kansas-ags-praise-supreme-court-ruling-power-plant-emissions

 

Ticks-Borne Illness to Increase in Missouri Due to Climate Change

7.2.15 - Climate disruption is serious risk to public health - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/climate-disruption-is-serious-risk-to-public-health/article_13bb9bbd-dff7-5fb3-a238-0f81960cb37c.html

6.30.15 - Misourians Ticked Off About Pesrs, Climate Change - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-30/climate-change-air-quality/missourians-ticked-off-about-pests-climate-change/a46871-1

6.25.15 - Asthma, ticks and heatstroke: Here’s what climate change could mean for your health - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/asthma-ticks-and-heatstroke-here-s-what-climate-change-could-mean-your-health

6.25.15 - Missouri could be hotbed for ticks, Lyme's disease in future - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/missouri-could-be-hotbed-for-ticks-lyme-disease-in-warmer/article_27922187-7331-57f6-bd78-076fa5203623.html

6.25.15 - KMOX 1120 AM Story on Tick-Born Illness Issue - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6555&DateTime=6%2F25%2F2015+6%3A10%3A43+AM&Term=The+Sierra+Club&PlayClip=TRUE

6.24.15 - Increased temps means more ticks - http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/health/2015/06/24/increased-temps-mean-more-ticks/29221497/

6.24.15 - KSDK Channel 5 Coverage of Tick-Borne Illness Issue - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1885&DateTime=6%2F24%2F2015+8%3A56%3A53+AM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

 

Sierra Club Members Write Letters to the Editor of the Post Dispatch Urging Action on Climate Change and Protection of the EPA

6.28.15 - Dear future us, please forgive that we ignored climate warnings - (letter by Caroline Pufalt) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/dear-future-us-please-forgive-that-we-ignored-climate-warnings/article_101ccd03-f3d7-5d71-87b6-dd9e29e0826f.html

6.21.15 - Pope leads us to take responsibility for climate change (letter by Barb Salmo) - http://m.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/pope-leads-us-to-take-responsibility-for-climate-change/article_a1bb54ef-c332-5668-abc9-0af1c8b44f38.html?mobile_touch=true

6.20.15 - Renewable energy, conservation are now very doable (letter by Ross Hunt) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/renewable-energy-conservation-are-now-very-doable/article_cea08bd4-ac21-5609-93bd-211df51ca69b.html

6.19.15 - Attach on the EPA threatens public health (letter by Sam Syberg) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/attack-on-the-epa-threatens-public-health/article_b1fe8c7c-a59b-5778-8a24-b0f6a3bd608f.html

 

Talk in Kansas City on Keystone XL Pipeline

6.19.15 - There's more than one reason to block the Keystone XL pipeline - http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/steve-paul/article25001266.html

 

Electric Vehicles in Kansas City

6.16.15 - Electric Vehicles - http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article24667123.html

 

Haze from Arkansas Harms Southern Missouri

6.13.15 - 3 seeking say in closed haze suit - http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jun/13/3-seeking-say-in-closed-haze-suit-20150/?f=news-arkansas

 

Missouri Public Service Commission Debates the Grain Belt Express

6.3.15 - Wind energy project through central Illinois hits snag - http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/wind-energy-project-through-central-illinois-hits-snag/article_b5bd2ad6-ee88-5c6f-823d-18db227dac28.html

6.3.15 - Panel frown on multistate wind energy line - http://www.examiner.net/article/20150603/NEWS/150609656

6.2.15 - Missouri Panel Questions Adding Multistate Wind Energy Line - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/2/missouri-panel-oks-ameren-lines-aims-to-block-wind/?page=all

 

Hero of Missouri Forests, Leo Drey, Dies

6.3.15 - Nature Loving Drey Leaves a Legacy of Protected Forests - http://www.waynecojournalbanner.com/reynolds_county/news/article_6027fd92-0a10-11e5-97c6-4fd267c2648d.html

 

Anti Missouri Department of Conservation Proposals Stopped

5.19.20 - How the Conservation Department found its way - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/how-the-conservation-department-found-its-way/article_2eae8222-fd95-11e4-8607-fbe1ef6fadc4.html

 

Missouri Can Decrease Carbon Emissions

5.13.15 - Missouri can meet goal of reducing carbon pollution - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/missouri-can-meet-goal-of-reducing-carbon-pollution/article_dbe31fd9-ef59-5751-ac28-d133f3cbcc07.html

 

Benchmarking in Kansas City

5.5.15 - Improving Energy Efficiency in MO: Benchmarking Gains Traction - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-05/energy-policy/improving-energy-efficiency-in-mo-benchmarking-gains-traction/a46054-1

 

Jefferson County SO2 Monitoring

5.1.15 - Feds have issue with DNR plan to clean up Jefferson County air - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/feds-have-issues-with-dnr-plan-to-clean-up-jefferson/article_070c6f75-4e61-5f36-95e9-ad80ca1c1d21.html

4.30.15 - Sierra Club Criticizes DNR Plan for SO2 in Jefferson County - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6555&DateTime=4%2F30%2F2015+7%3A14%3A40+AM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

 

Redemption Possible for Richard Gephardt

4.28.15 - Disappointed in Gephardt's advocacy of fossil fuel industry (letter to the editor by Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/disappointed-in-gephardt-s-advocacy-of-fossil-fuel-industry/article_40b39d6f-44ca-5a7f-bb1e-6a87e75ed2b5.html

 

Earth Day Lobby Day and Rally

4.23.15 - Coalition changes tactics in clean energy effort - http://www.fultonsun.com/news/2015/apr/23/coalition-changes-tactics-clean-energy-effort/

4.22.15 - New green coalition speaks Republicans' language - https://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/188017/new-green-coalition-speaks-republicans-language/

4.22.15 - Citizens Storm Jefferson City on Earth Day to Demand Clean Air and Clean Jobs - http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=197259

4.22.15 - Celebrate Earth Day by getting involved - http://fox4kc.com/2015/04/22/celebrate-earth-day-by-getting-involved/

4.22.15 - The Gary Nolan Show - http://garynolan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/11AM-4-22.mp3

4.22.15 - Full day at the Capitol includes Earth Day environmental rally - http://www.komu.com/news/full-day-at-capitol-includes-earth-day-environment-rally/

4.22.15 - New environmental coalition celebrates in Earth Day rally - http://www.komu.com/news/new-environmental-coalition-celebrates-in-earth-day-rally/

 

CU Retests Site for Coal Ash

4.13.15 - Seeking solid ground - CU retests rejected sites - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/04/13/seeking-solid-ground-cu-retests-rejected-sites/25731115/

 

Trans Pacific Partnership

4.10.15 - Groups Warn Big Trade Deal Could Be Bad For Missouri - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/groups-warn-big-trade-deal-could-be-bad-for-mo/11218/hnpAaJ4UFE6M3D7Vu4_AGg

 

The Whitley Estate

5.18.15 - For two CoMo conservationists, no good deeds go unpunished - http://www.columbiaheartbeat.com/index.php/news/headlines/1067-051815

4.4.15 - UPDATE: Couple's coveted land caught up in conservation dispute - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/187169/update-couples-coveted-land-caught-up-in-conservation-dispute/

 

Springfield EPA Coal Ash Meeting

4.28.15 - Seek alternates to fossil fuel - http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/04/28/letter-seek-alternates-fossil-fuel/26546335/

3.30.15 - Sierra Club hosts meeting on new EPA coal ash rules - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/03/30/sierra-club-hosts-meeting-new-epa-coal-ash-rules/70702446/

 

Columbia City Council

4.2.15 - Sierra Club endorses Rasmussen for First Ward council seat - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/187197/sierra-club-endorses-rasmussen-for-first-ward-council-seat/

3.19.15 - Council candidates address energy, climate issues - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/council-candidates-address-energy-climate-issues/article_298e57aa-80e5-5b44-8394-b4c8954b1c41.html

 

Coal Ash Stories

3.15.15 - Environmental Activists Express Concerns with Coal Ash Regulations - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/environmental-activists-coal-ash/19209/0Fs6h7rkMkig_xFCwVYfxA

3.12.15 - Statewide tour highlights danger of coal ash - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/186290/statewide-tour-highlights-danger-of-coal-ash/

 

Grain Belt Express

4.14.15 - Proposed Grain Belt Express transmission line through Ralls Co. sparks debate - http://www.hannibal.net/article/20150414/NEWS/150419412/?Start=1

3.11.15 - Regulatory staff recommends denying Grain Belt project - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/regulatory-staff-recommends-denying-grain-belt-project/article_31e7df0c-10fe-5696-8bbe-94cb0c52cd26.html

 

Coal Ash in Springfield

3.15.15 - Environmental Activists Express Concern with Coal Ash Regulations - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/environmental-activists-coal-ash/19209/0Fs6h7rkMkig_xFCwVYfxA

3.12.15 - Coal ash foes bring criticism to big screen- http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/03/13/coal-ash-foes-bring-criticism-big-screen-sunday/70298382/

3.7.15 - Local Sierra Club asks CU to relocate plan for coal ash storage (editorial by White River Group vice-chair Louise Wienckowski) - http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/03/08/local-sierra-club-asks-cu-relocate-plan-coal-ash-storage/24580497/

 

Speaker Diehl Misrepresents Anti-EPA Statement

3.5.15 - Did Missouri House Speaker John Diehl intentionally misrepresent himself to the EPA? - http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2015/03/05/did-missouri-house-speaker-john-diehl-intentionally-misrepresent-himself-to-the-epa

 

Tesla in Missouri

2.18.15 - Sierra Club, Americans for Prosperity back Tesla's business model - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/sierra-club-americans-for-prosperity-back-tesla-s-business-model/article_943e2b96-48aa-52a0-9424-171436d3d8d9.html

 

Ameren NPDES Hearing

2.18.15 - Ameren Permit Hearing Draws Crowd - http://www.emissourian.com/ameren-permit-hearing-draws-crowd/article_c65c49f2-b799-11e4-854a-8f2fc97d97c0.html

2.17.15 - DNR finally moving forward with Ameren water discharge permit - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/dnr-finally-moving-forward-with-ameren-water-discharge-permit/article_95cbf6f4-4616-5510-911f-cdcafd2cdadb.html

2.17.15 - After 16 years with lapsed power plant permit, Ameren’s new wastewater proposal gets public hearing - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-16-years-lapsed-power-plant-permit-ameren-s-new-wastewater-proposal-gets-public-hearing

 

Bad Bag Ban Ban Bill

5.18.15 - States saying 'no' to cities trying to regulate businesses - http://theworldlink.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/states-saying-no-to-cities-seeking-to-regulate-businesses/article_2d5815aa-1186-5536-a158-108fe6120d10.html

2.11.15 - Committee hears bill to prohibit plastic bag bans - http://www.columbiatribune.com/business/committee-hears-bill-to-prohibit-plastic-bag-bans/article_70352b63-5cb4-50bb-a58d-27ba8a033616.html

2.10.15 - Paper or Plastic? Lawmakers Consider Missouri's First Plastic Bag Ban - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-02-10/environment/paper-or-plastic-lawmakers-consider-missouris-first-plastic-bag-ban/a44428-1

 

Attempts to Weaken Clean Power Plan in Missouri

2.11.15 - Coal-reliant Ameren offers support for EPA's Clean Power Plan in exchange for revisions - http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060013259

2.11.15 - Revised Clean Power Plan Could Win Coal Utility's Backing - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/revised-clean-power-plan-could-win-coal-utility-s-backing/

2.11.15 - Ameren offers support for EPA regs in exchange for revisions - http://www.utilitydive.com/news/ameren-offers-support-for-epa-regs-in-exchange-for-revisions/363599/

2.11.15 - Ameren Wants More Time To Meet New EPA Emission Rules - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-wants-more-time-meet-new-epa-carbon-emission-goal

2.3.15 - Sen. Romine pushes to require another step in submitting a state implementation plan to EPA - http://themissouritimes.com/16336/sen-romine-pushes-require-another-step-submitting-state-implementation-plan-epa/

 

Maximize Energy Efficiency in Clean Power Plan

2.3.15 - Missouri's plan should maximize energy efficiency (Letter to the editor by Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/missouri-s-plan-should-maximize-use-of-energy-efficiency/article_3feed1a6-1787-588b-a3c4-2ecaf758d093.html

 

Sierra Club Maintains Ozark Trail

2.3.15 - Sierra Club members take on trail maintenance - http://kbia.org/post/sierra-club-members-take-trail-maintenance

 

We Can Confront Climate Change

2.2.15 - Carbon-emissions fee (Letter to the Editor from Sierra Club members David Mitchell) - http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article8962190.html

 

MO DNR Stifling Public Information

1.26.15 - Former DNR employee says regulator stifles public information -  http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/former-dnr-employees-say-regulator-stifles-public-information/article_6ff7ff31-73c9-57b2-8986-ce9b945df032.html

 

KCP&L to Phase Out Coal

1.23.15 - Missouri to see coal reduction - http://www.lsjournal.com/2015/01/23/124793/missouri-to-see-coal-reduction.html

1.20.15 - KCP&L to reduce use of coal at three Missouri plants - http://www.wral.com/kcp-l-to-reduce-use-of-coal-at-3-missouri-plants/14374442/

1.20.15 - Kansas City Power and Light Will Stop Using Coal at Some of it's Generating Units - http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article7783470.html

1.20.15 - KCP&L plans to stop burning coal at three plants - http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2015/01/20/kcp-l-plans-to-stop-burning-coal-at-three-plants.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_midwest+(Midwest+U.S.+News+from+bizjournals)

 

Columbia Plastic Bag Ban

3.2.15 - A mixed bag: The science of plastic microparticles - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/185231/a-mixed-bag-the-science-of-plastic-microparticles/

3.1.15 - Plastic bags are a waste of precious resources - http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/oped/plastic-bags-are-a-waste-of-precious-resources/article_0bd1d504-a4e6-5932-b1e0-89ed6a5504b4.html

3.1.15 - Missouri Republicans propose bills that seek to place further limits on city authority - http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/95377b5fb6be4948b0c4605f0e1f2956/MO--Local-Control

3.1.15 - Trade off - http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/the_tribunes_view/trade-off/article_c28e3713-7c00-5796-84ac-e0895a4f9dd2.html?comments=focus

2.20.15 - Paper or plastic bags debate could be deferred until 2016 - https://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/185417/paper-or-plastic-bags-debate-could-be-deferred-until-2016/

2.3.15 - Adience members listen to Carolyn Amparan - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/m/61286/audience-members-listen-to-carolyn-amparan-speak/

1.31.15 - City of Columbia to hold educational forum on plastic bag ordinance - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/city-of-columbia-to-hold-educational-forum-on-plastic-bag/article_650873ad-f7f2-5714-8a86-2872d86c7501.html#comment_tab

1.20.15 - Council considers plastic bag ban - http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=1152041#.VL_hOtLF-d4

 

Coal Ash Disposal

1.19.15 - Missourians Fed Up With Coal Ash Disposal Plans - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-01-19/environment/missourians-fed-up-with-coal-ash-disposal-plans/a43985-1

 

Ameren Rate Hike Hearings

1.9.15 - Ameren Missouri Rate Hike Hearing Draws Crowd -  http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-News-i-2015-01-09-194244.114137-Ameren-Missouri-Rate-Hike-Meeting-Draws-Crowd.html#axzz3OiUzs45i


1.5.15 - Ameren seeks rate increase, customers react negatively (quote by Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign's Andy Knott)  - http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Ameren-seeks-rate-increase-customers-react-negatively-287579761.html

 

 

2014

 

Sulfur Dioxide Monitoring Near Ameren Plants

12.30.14 - Mo. DNR to install air monitors at two Ameren plants - http://kbia.org/post/mo-dnr-install-air-monitors-two-ameren-plants

12.26.14 - DNR to start sulfur dioxide monitoring near Ameren plants - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/dnr-to-start-sulfur-dioxide-monitoring-near-ameren-plants/article_ce40977d-7090-5e7c-9036-f1cc6b902c1f.html

 

New EPA Coal Ash Regulations

12.26.14 - CU expects little local impact from new coal ash rules - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/12/26/cu-expects-little-local-impact-new-coal-ash-rules/20928681/

12.23.14 - Sierra Club speaks against possible coal ash dump location - http://www.kspr.com/news/local/sierra-club-speaks-against-possible-coal-ash-dump-location/21051620_30377326

12.19.14 - First Ever National Coal Ash Regs Disappoint Missouri Environmentlaists - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-ever-national-coal-ash-regs-disappoint-missouri-environmentalists

12.19.14 - New Coal Ash Rules Could Effect CU Landfill Plans - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/12/19/new-coal-ash-rules-affect-cu-landfill-plans/20667731/

12.19.14 - Springfield Residents Urge State Agencies to Finally Take Steps to Monitor Toxic Ash, Enforce Protections for Local Water - http://www.enewspf.com/opinion/commentary/57846-sierra-club-statement-on-new-epa-coal-ash-protections.html

12.19.14 - Modest First Step, Do Not Go Far Enough - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=1885&DateTime=12%2F19%2F2014+5%3A05%3A39+PM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

12.19.14 - EPA sets first national standard for coal waste - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/epa-sets-first-national-standard-for-coal-waste/article_8f26697f-15db-50ae-8657-dc917a71ebbc.html

12.19.14 - LEO President Reviewing New Coal Ash Rule, Ameren Responds - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/leo-president-reviewing-new-coal-ash-rule-ameren-responds/article_5b10e9b4-87c4-11e4-b33e-1fcd285abb86.html

 

Longtime Sierra Club Member John Karel Retiring as Director of Tower Grove Park

12.15.14 - Director who brought new activity to historic Tower Grove Park is retiring - http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/director-who-brought-new-activity-to-historic-tower-grove-park/article_d6c924dd-cb28-568e-8387-714bf6656c27.html

 

Ameren - Move Away from Coal

12.11.14 - Sierra Club sends letter urging Ameren to accelerate move away from coal - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/sierra-club-sends-letter-urging-ameren-to-accelerate-move-away/article_4ea717e6-36f0-5a96-b7e2-deb2af3987fb.html

 

Prairie Village Plastic Bag Ban Proposal

12.8.14 - Prairie Village considers banning plastic grocery bags - http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article4369346.html

12.8.14 - Kansas City suburb studying plastic bag ban - http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/12/09/kansas-city-suburb-studying-plastic-bag-ban/

 

Solar in Kansas City

12.2.14 - New map helps Kansas City area estimate costs, tax benefits, of solar panels - http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/article4245771.html

 

Clean Power Plan

12.2.14 - Time's Up! Comment Period Closes on EPA's Proposal to Limit Power Plant Carbon Dioxide Emmissions - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/times-comment-period-closes-epas-proposal-limit-power-plant-carbon-dioxide-emissions-0

 

EPA Coal Ash Ruling

11.29.14 - Advocates hope federal coal ash rules spur oversight in Missouri - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/advocates-hope-federal-coal-ash-rules-spur-oversight-in-missouri/article_ee696178-fc57-577e-b393-9f98ea49ef28.html

 

Stricter Federal Smog Standards

11.27.14 - People's voices as important as politicians' on clean energy (by Sierra Club intern Anne Charles) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/people-s-voices-are-as-important-as-politicians-on-clean/article_139251a8-510e-55b8-906b-4b5d14b4c83a.html

11.26.14 - Obama administration sets stricter smog standards - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/obama-administration-sets-stricter-smog-standard/article_2585dcce-a386-5d87-abe8-8fd15e5b9e38.html

 

Missouri Lawmakers Supporter Strict Smog Standards

11.12.14 - Missouri Public Officials Urge Strong Smog Pollution Standard from the Environmental Protection Agency to Protect Public Health - http://themissouritimes.com/14803/press-release-missouri-public-officials-urge-strong-smog-pollution-standard-environmental-protection-agency-protect-public-health/

11.12.14 - Missouri Democrats want tougher smog pollution standards - http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=1121840#.VGOA8zTF9FE

11.12.14 - Missouri Democrats seek tougher smog standards - http://www.ky3.com/news/local/missouri-democrats-seek-tougher-smog-standards/21048998_29673508

11.12.14 - Missouri Democrats seek tougher smog standards - http://fox2now.com/2014/11/12/missouri-democrats-seek-tougher-smog-standards/

 

More Groundwater Testing Needed at Labadie

11.11.14 - Environmental Groups Pressure DNR for Coal Ash Groundwater Testing - http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/11/11/environmental-groups-press-dnr-for-coal-ash-groundwater-testing/

11.11.14 - More Groundwater Testing Needed at Labadie - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6555&DateTime=11%2F11%2F2014+5%3A09%3A45+AM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

 

Public Service Commission Staff Weigh in on Grainbelt Express

11.13.14 - Clean Line pursues key approvals for transmission projects - http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/11/13/clean-line-pursues-key-approvals-for-transmission-projects/

11.11.14 - Proposed power line across northern Missouri debated - http://www.missourinet.com/2014/11/11/proposed-power-line-across-northern-missouri-debated/

11.10.14 - Missouri hearing evidence on proposed power line - http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Missouri-hearing-evidence-on-proposed-power-line-5883450.php

 

Missouri Comprehensive State Energy Plan Steering Committee in Kirksville

10.30.14 - Special committee considers options for statewide energy plan (interview with Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Chair Jim Turner) - http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=1116645#.VFOsZTTF9FF

 

Lincoln Hough's Dirty Dealings with City Utilities

11.4.14 - Hough retains seat representing part of Springfield - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/04/hough-apparently-retains-seat-representing-part-springfield/18505593/

10.25.14 - Candidates in 135th District have very different backgrounds, views - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/24/candidates-th-district-race-different-backgrounds-views/17875183/

 

Missouri Lags Behind in Energy Efficiency

10.24.14 - Report: MO Not Making The Grade For Energy Efficiency - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-10-24/energy-policy/report-mo-not-making-the-grade-for-energy-efficiency/a42442-1#sthash.jqw2VEcx.dpuf

 

Plastic Shopping Bags in Columbia

12.13.14 - Proposed ordinance could transform how Columbia residents grocery shop - http://www.columbiatribune.com/business/saturday_business/proposed-ordinance-could-transform-how-columbia-residents-grocery-shop/article_42d7dcdc-6598-5e62-a83f-52ae3dfbac08.html

11.28.14 - Columbia considers partial ban on plastic shopping bags, with grocery stores the main focus - http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/2876377e98e5446c86c2b7688d66ae8c/MO--Plastic-Bag-Ban

11.18.14 - Plastic Bag Ban - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=3165&DateTime=11%2F18%2F2014+10%3A07%3A03+PM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

11.16.14 - Ban single-use plastic bags - http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/oped/ban-single-use-plastic-bags/article_aeb046a6-f010-5ff5-a9ee-9b67080f8f41.html?comments=focus

11.10.14 - Waste, pollution cited in proposal to limit plastic bags in Columbia - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/180976/waste-pollution-cited-in-proposal-to-limit-plastic-bags-in-columbia/

10.23.14 - Environmental Group is trying to ban single-use plastic bags in Columbia - http://kbia.org/post/environmental-group-trying-ban-single-use-plastic-bags-columbia

10.21.14 - Columbia City Council says no to marijuana, yes to new buildings - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/180559/columbia-city-council-says-no-to-marijuana-yes-to-new-buildings/

10.19.14 - Fair offers workshops, demonstrations on sustainability - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/fair-offers-workshops-demonstrations-on-sustainability/article_f54e6391-8b1c-5464-9e63-5a8a4acf37ac.html

 

Wilderness Anniversary and Ozark National Scenic Riverways

10.28.14 - Do your part to save the wilderness (editorial by Sierra Club Missouri Chatper Chair John Hickey) - http://www.joplinglobe.com/opinion/columns/john-hickey-guest-columnist-do-your-part-to-save-the/article_223d0ef9-f0d1-551d-bef6-d8c61ac12534.html

10.17.14 - Missouri marks two environmental milestones (editorial by Sierra Club Missouri Chatper Chair John Hickey) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/missouri-marks-two-environmental-milestones/article_353964f7-c0ec-5647-9e4a-3b3f952073f8.html

 

Wilderness Photo Exhibit in Rolla

10.15.14 - National Forest Service hosting outdoor photo exhibit in Rolla - http://www.threeriverspublishing.com/TRP2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17461:national-forest-service-hosting-outdoor-photo-exhibit-in-rolla&catid=198:outdoors&Itemid=200176

 

Missouri Comprehensive State Energy Plan Steering Committee in Joplin

10.14.14 - Deregulation steps, emphasis on renewables recommended to state energy-plan panel - http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/article_3ef31df0-5408-11e4-8d0f-e33c2299637c.html

 

Sierra Club Endorses Hugh Shields for State House of Representatives

10.12.14 - Two candidates scheduled for 7th district forum - http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/article_01437f0a-5263-11e4-98b5-37672245c58a.html?mode=jqm

10.7.14 - Sierra Club endorses Hugh Shields for state representative - http://rturner229.blogspot.com/2014/10/sierra-clug-endorses-hugh-shields-for.html

 

City of Columbia Supports Grainbelt Express Transmission Line

10.7.14 - Council endorses Grain Belt express transmission line - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/council-endorses-grain-belt-express-transmission-line/article_5a42e117-a516-59cd-acd9-9c1d5265042e.html?comments=focus

 

Missouri Comprehensive State Energy Plan Steering Committee in St. Louis

10.8.14 - Comprehensive Energy Plan vital to state's future development - http://www.gasconadecountyrepublican.com/opinion/editorials/article_d27e6c52-4ef7-11e4-b656-001a4bcf6878.html

10.2.14 - Story on Missouri Energy Plan meeting in St. Louis - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6555&DateTime=10%2F2%2F2014+8%3A15%3A55+AM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

10.1.14 - Missouri Government And Industry Energy Plans Include Renewables, But Will They Go Far Enough? - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-government-and-industry-energy-plans-include-renewables-will-they-go-far-enough

 

Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey Participates in Public Health Conference

10.1.14 - Public health conference to weigh public good vs. individual choice - https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27454.aspx

 

Columbia Development Fees

9.14.14 - A FAIR SHARE: Columbia voters to decide on new system for development fees - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/a-fair-share-columbia-voters-to-decide-on-new-system/article_52a61406-0eda-5c70-946f-b9562b21f02f.html

 

The People's Climate March

9.25.14 - Missourians participate in national climate march - http://www.scanews.com/2014/09/s1257/125712/

9.21.14 - St. Lousans call for climate justice with march downtown - http://fox2now.com/2014/09/21/st-louisans-call-for-climate-justice-with-downtown-march/

9.21.14 - St. Louisans Join In Climate Justice Call - http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/09/21/st-louisans-join-in-climate-justice-call/

9.21.14 - Missourians participate in national climate march - http://kbia.org/post/missourians-participate-national-climate-march

9.21.14 - Local organizations join effort for climate change awareness - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/179338/local-organizations-join-effort-for-climate-change-awareness/

9.17.14 - March for Climate Justice in St. Louis Set Today - http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Our-Town-i-2014-09-17-274803.112112-March-for-Climate-Justice-in-St-Louis-set-today.html

9.9.14 - Local groups plan rally about climate change - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/local-groups-plan-rally-about-climate-change/article_92899208-2eca-56f1-a13f-72f0e0a2b3e9.html?comments=focus

 

Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary

9.24.14 - Sierra Club uses Wilderness aniversary to talk environmental issues in Kirksville - http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com/article/20140924/NEWS/140929493

9.23.14 - Sierra Club shares photo display with Kirksville - http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=1100479#.VCQ04JRdVHK 

9.6.14 - Anniversary of Wilderness Act Offers Opportunities for MO - http://www.kmaland.com/news/anniversary-of-wilderness-act-offers-opportunities-for-mo/article_289d675a-343b-11e4-9a98-001a4bcf6878.html

9.4.14 - '50 Years of Wilderness' exhibit at Kirksville Art Center - http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com/article/20140904/NEWS/140909495/10082/NEWS

 

Sierra Club Weighs In On Grainbelt Express Transmission Line Proposal

9.21.14 - Grain Belt Express - http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/the_tribunes_view/grain-belt-express/article_be30aad9-fbe6-5753-a079-367fa3596c56.html?comments=focus

9.18.14 - Sierra Club backs power line across Missouri - http://www.newstribune.com/news/2014/sep/18/sierra-club-backs-power-line-across-missouri/

9.17.14 - Sierra Club endorses Grain Belt transmission line - http://www.abc17news.com/missouri-news/sierra-club-endorses-grain-belt-transmission-line/28103878

9.16.14 - Sierra Club endorses Grain Belt express; PSC sets hearing - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/sierra-club-endorses-grain-belt-project-psc-sets-hearings/article_737c8557-92f0-5bd2-b989-d88c8dc6f677.html

9.15.14 - Labor, Environmental Leaders Back Wind Energy Transmission Line - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/energy-policy/labor-environmental-leaders-back-wind-energy-transmission-line/a41711-1

9.4.14 - Opinions aired at Grain Belt hearing - http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_982a2143-0f4f-5991-87a2-931cd37f8b9f.html

8.15.14 - Opponents dominate crowd on at hearing on Grainbelt Express project - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/opponents-dominate-crowd-at-hearing-on-grain-belt-express-project/article_ae28a4eb-1f3e-59d5-b1da-113403875fa2.html

 

Veolia Brings Dangerous Levels of Sulfur Dioxide to Kansas City

8.14.14 - Kansas City's air pollution causing health issues - http://www.kctv5.com/story/26285837/kansas-citys-air-pollution-causing-health-issues

8.13.14 - KC Forum Raises Health Concerns Over Coal-Related Pollution Levels Downtown - http://kcur.org/post/kc-forum-raises-health-concerns-over-coal-related-pollution-levels-downtown

 

Closing Two Coal Fired Power Plants in Independence

8.9.14 - Independence setting green goals for power plant - http://www.examiner.net/article/20140809/NEWS/140809039/0/SEARCH/?Start=1

 

Sierra Club Weighs in on Springfield Solar Proposal

8.18.14 - CU Announces Start of Pre-Enrollment for Solar Program - http://ksmu.org/post/cu-announces-start-pre-enrollment-solar-program

8.16.14 - Your Tax Dollars: $780,000 a year for solar energy - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/08/16/tax-dollars-year-solar-energy/14171227/

8.8.14 - City Utilities Dedicates Largest Solar Farm in Missouri - http://ksmu.org/post/city-utilities-dedicates-largest-solar-farm-missouri

8.8.14 - Sierra Club criticizes utilitiy's solar charge plan - http://www.modbee.com/2014/08/08/3478060/sierra-club-criticizes-utilitys.html?sp=/99/1526/

8.8.14 - Sierra Club opposes plan to charge more for solar - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/08/07/sierra-club-opposes-plan-charge-solar/13757581/

8.7.14 - Springfield Solar Farm: What Could it Cost Customers? - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/springfield-solar-farm-what-could-it-cost-customer/12832/EjMywE_kr06hPmgcrULLLg

 

Mehlville School Board Considers Resolution to Confront Coal

8.13.14 - Sierra Club, Ameren representatives debate anti-coal measure at meeting - http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2014-08-13-274175.112112-Sierra-Club-Ameren-representatives-debate-anticoal-measure-at-meeting.html

8.7.14 - KMOX News Report on Mehlville school board - http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6555&DateTime=8%2F8%2F2014+6%3A10%3A53+AM&Term=sierra+club&PlayClip=TRUE

8.7.14 - Mehlville School Board votes against anti-coal resolution - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/mehlville-school-board-votes-against-anti-coal-resolution/article_51a3a449-93b9-5713-984f-daa04dc11b41.html

8.7.14 - Mehlville parents concerned over coal ash - http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/08/mehlville-parents-concerned-coal-plant/13758283/

8.7.14 - Mehlville to vote on clean energy resolution - http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/07/mehville-clean-energy-ameren/13710793/?sf29507565=1

8.7.14 - Mehlville school boar to discuss coal plant closing on Thursday - http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Mehlville-School-Board--270302401.html

8.6.14 - Mehlville board to consider resolution against coal energy - http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2014-08-06-274052.112112-Mehlville-board-to-consider-resolution-against-coal-energy.html

 

Activists Push Against CU Coal Ash Landfill

8.6.14 - Sierra Club asks CU to halt detailed site plan for coal ash landfill - http://www.cfpmidweek.com/weeks/IssuePDFs/vo12i16web.pdf

8.4.14 - Activists Push Against CU Coal Ash Landfill - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/08/03/activists-continue-push-cu-coal-ash-landfill/13559113/

 

Ameren Opposes EPA Regulations to Confront Climate Change

8.3.14 - Ameren criticizes EPA carbon rule - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-criticizes-epa-carbon-rule/article_209b480c-1bbe-5c1f-baba-7380654e5a8d.html

 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

8.8.14 - Overused Ozarks (LTE by Sierran Patty Brown) - http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article1179266.html

7.26.14 - Planned restrictions don't float with fans of Ozark rivers - http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article810669.html

 

Debate on the Impact on Missouri of New Carbon Rules

7.14.14 - Utilities await Missouri's approach to EPA's carbon proposal - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/utilities-await-missouri-s-approach-to-epa-carbon-proposal/article_e92e9057-d3a3-53a5-b338-2ebe789e34fe.html

7.11.14 - What would EPA rules on carbon emissions mean for Missourians? - http://missouriviewpoints.com/what-would-new-epa-rules-on-carbon-emissions-mean-for-missourians/

 

Captive Deer Debate

7.13.14 - Governor sends message with vetoes of captive deer bills - http://www.newstribune.com/news/2014/jul/13/driftwood-outdoors-making-strong-statement/

 

Harmful Effects of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

7.13.14 - Mountaintop removal for coal hurts water quality and harms fish, study says (quotiation from Jan Niehaus' Sierrascape article) - http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mountaintop-removal-for-coal-hurts-water-quality-and-harms-fish-study-says/2014/07/13/0072f69e-0783-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html

 

Wilderness 50 Exhibition In the Southeast Missouri

7.9.14 - Mark Twain National Forest Hosts Traveling Wildereness Photo Exhibit -  http://www.leaderjournal.com/article/20140709/News/140708878

7.9.14 - Mark Twain National Forest Hosts Traveling Wilderness Photo Exhibit - http://www.waynecojournalbanner.com/sports/article_baeeeefe-07b2-11e4-8060-001a4bcf6878.html

 

Ameren Announces It Will Close the Meramec Coal-Fired Power Plant

7.26.14 - Coal power plant closure is a victory for public health - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/coal-power-plant-closure-is-a-victory-for-public-health/article_ec9857b1-a002-53d9-9448-8949ccdda7d2.html

7.12.14 - Meramec coal power plant, once celebrated, draws cheers with closure announcement - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/meramec-coal-power-plant-once-celebrated-draws-cheers-with-closure/article_7472c581-5ceb-5d5f-ab7a-2d49a4c68ad2.html

7.9.14 - Ameren to close Meramec plant in 2022 - http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2014-07-09-273681.112112-Ameren-to-close-Meramec-plant-in-2022.html

7.9.14 - Despite coal phase-out, Ameren falling behind in clean energy - http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/despite-coal-phase-out-ameren-falling-behind-clean-energy/2014-07-09

7.8.14 - Ameren to close Meramec coal plant by 2022 - http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Ameren-to-close-Meramec-coal-plant-by-2022-266199051.html

 

It's Time for Missouri to Protect our Water

7.5.14 - It is time for state to protect water (Editorial from Beyond Coal organizer Sara Edgar) - http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/07/06/time-state-protect-water/12202067/

 

PSC Ruling on Labadie Coal Ash Landfill

7.13.14 - Demand that Ameren take the lead in seeking new energy technology - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/meramec-coal-power-plant-once-celebrated-draws-cheers-with-closure/article_7472c581-5ceb-5d5f-ab7a-2d49a4c68ad2.html

7.5.14 - Amern Expansion Approved - For Ash Landfill - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_0c0e79b6-250c-5d4f-9a1d-b06e940194ed.html

7.3.14 - Ameren gets coal ash landfill approval despite public opposition - http://fox2now.com/2014/07/03/ameren-gets-coal-ash-landfill-approval-dispite-public-opposition/

7.3.14 - PSC approves Franklin County coal ash dump - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/psc-approves-franklin-county-coal-ash-dump/article_73995f5e-b7bc-5f63-973b-6cd91d71b903.html

 

Beer and Climate Change

6.30.14 - Editorial: To get the climate change message across, talk about beer (Post-Dispatch editorial inspired by Sierra Club Beyond Coal event) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-to-get-the-climate-change-message-across-talk-about/article_4a2f5b1a-2ae9-57d7-971e-333190e573cc.html 

6.25.14 - Environmental, polictical leaders warn of climate risk to brewers - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/here-s-a-reason-to-worry-about-global-warming-bad/article_331854ab-f3ee-57a3-97fe-88246a98cee8.html

6.25.14 - St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting from Coal to Renewables Would Benefit African Americans - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-naacp-says-shifting-coal-renewables-would-benefit-african-americans

 

Budgeting Hypocracy and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

6.19.14 - Rep. Stream sacrifices region's needs for politics (Written by Chapter Director John Hickey) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/rep-stream-sacrifices-region-s-needs-for-politics/article_e3666aa1-cf98-5f48-aac8-c33d6767000f.html

 

Opposition to Amendment 1, the So-Called "Right-to-Farm"

7.26.14 - Legislators put Amendment 1 on ballot at bidding of special-interest lobbyest - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/legislators-put-amendment-on-ballot-at-bidding-of-special-interest/article_36bfee1c-1efc-5910-ab0e-1932986606dd.html

7.23.14 - Debate about whether "Right to Farm" is right for Missouri - http://www.kfvs12.com/story/26096496/debate-about-whether-right-to-farm-is-right-for-missouri?autostart=true

7.11.14 - Opinion: Who are Family Farmers? - http://www.semissourian.com/story/2099622.html

7.10.14 - Agriculture Industry Seeks to Create Right to Farm - http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/agriculture-industry-seeks-create-farm-24509877

7.7.14 - Proposed Constitutional Amendment Could Limit Regulations on Farmers/Ranchers - http://ksmu.org/article/proposed-constitutional-amendment-could-limit-regulations-farmersranchers-87824

7.6.14 - Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations? - http://kbia.org/post/would-right-farm-ballot-question-protect-family-farms-or-ag-corporations

7.6.14 - Top ten reasons for opposing "right to farm" amendments - http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/oped/top-reasons-for-opposing-right-to-farm-amendments/article_2072e8f8-740b-567f-9b13-f4074eabf19b.html

6.19.14 - Opponents rally against Missouri 'right to farm' (Quotations from Member Carolyn Amparan) - http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/state-and-regional/opponents-rally-against-missouri-right-to-farm/article_242736c8-ca5a-56ad-8dc0-bf4fed0964d3.html

 

New Carbon Emissions Standards and the Meramec Plant

6.18.14 - Ameren studying impact of new emmisions standards on Oakville Plant -  http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2014-06-18-273291.112112-Ameren-studying-impact-of-new-emissions-standards-on-Oakville-plant.html

 

Sierra Club Opposes City Utilities' Proposed Coal Ash Landfill in Springfield

6.10.14 - Expansion Of Coal Ash Landfill Sparks Controversy In Springfield - http://www.jrn.com/ktts/news/Expansion-Of-Coal-Ash-Landfill-Sparks-Controversy-In-Springfield-262488321.html

6.9.14 - Sierra Club speaks against coal ash landfill at council meeting - http://www.kspr.com/news/local/sierra-club-speaks-against-coal-ash-landfill-at-council-meeting/21051620_26412170

6.9.14 - Citizens warn council on coal ash - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/06/09/citizens-warn-council-coal-ash/10263693/

6.9.14 - Environmentalists Voice Concern Over City Utilities' Coal Ash Landfill Proposal - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/environmentalists-voice-concern-over-city-utilitie/17236/SHq1uQkyHUGJE-0Q9Px-Lg

6.9.14 - Sierra Club to urge council to oppose coal ash landfill - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/06/09/sierra-club-urge-council-oppose-coal-ash-landfill/10218371/

 

Vote No on Amendment 7

8.2.14 - Voters to Decide Road Funding Issue, Direction for Missouri - http://www.kmaland.com/news/voters-to-decide-road-funding-issue-direction-for-missouri/article_d9583654-1809-11e4-8652-001a4bcf6878.html

7.17.14 - No on highway sales tax; public transit is more important - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/176794/letter-to-the-editor-no-on-highway-sales-tax-public-transit-is-more-important/

7.11.14 - Tax opponents say Amendment 7 would be bad for economy, environment - http://www.ky3.com/news/local/tax-opponents-say-amendment-7-would-be-bad-for-economy-environment/21048998_26919224

6.8.14 - Public transit rider can't support higher sales tax (letter to the editor by Sierra Club member Chloe Ames) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/public-transit-rider-can-t-support-higher-sales-tax/article_87bf77c3-6966-51dc-ab2f-acdd03f577f1.html

 

EPA Introduces New Rules on Carbon Emissions

Missouri Sierra Club Director John Hickey is quoted in all of the articles below

6.3.14 - New Carbon Rules Could Put Missouri on New Track - http://www.kmaland.com/news/new-carbon-rules-could-put-missouri-on-new-track/article_a9189f2e-eb2c-11e3-a2d2-001a4bcf6878.html

6.3.14 - New Carbon Dioxide Limits Could Mean Big Changes For Coal-Powered States Like Missouri, Illinois - http://kcur.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois

6.3.14 - New Carbon Rules Could Put Missouri on New Track - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-06-03/climate-change-air-quality/new-carbon-rules-could-put-missouri-on-new-track/a39743-1

6.3.14 - EPA proposes Mo. power plants to cut carbon emissions by 21 percent - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/epa-proposes-mo-power-plants-to-cut-carbon-emissions-by/article_23c71b43-0574-58ff-bb44-5a115ef366cc.html

6.3.14 - Effect of EPA pollution rules on CU uncertain - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/06/02/effect-epa-pollution-rules-cu-uncertain/9884799/

6.2.14 - New EPA rules could force big changes in Missouri - http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/missouri/2014/06/02/new-epa-rules-force-big-changes-missouri/9886701/

6.2.14 - New carbon emissions rules provide flexibility in Missouri, Kansas - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/06/02/5062755/new-carbon-emissions-rules-provide.html

6.2.14 - New Carbon Dioxide Limits Could Mean Big Changes For Coal-Powered States Like Missouri, Illinois - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois

 

KCP&L Energy Efficiency Plans

5.30.14 - Missouri utility to make up for lost time on efficiency - http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/05/30/missouri-utility-to-make-up-for-lost-time-on-efficiency/

5.28.14 - KCP&L commits $19M to energy efficiency, pending ruling - http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/05/28/kcp-l-commits-19m-to-energy-efficency-pending.html

5.28.14 - KCP&L’s energy efficiency plans again plugged in - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/28/5052083_kcpls-energy-efficiency-plans.html

5.28.14 - KCP&L’s energy efficiency plans plugged in again - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/28/5052094/kcpls-energy-efficiency-plans.html

 

Coal Ash Landfill Appeal Hearing in Labadie

5.22.14 - Time to 'Do the Right Thing' - http://www.emissourian.com/opinion/article_a480165e-e0f0-11e3-b256-001a4bcf887a.html

5.22.14 - Coal Ash Landfill Appeal Hearing to Be Next Tuesday - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_7bad5e57-6557-59ba-a265-796bd50a5939.html

 

Petitioners to Ask Nixon to Halt Coal Ash Landfill Construction

5.30.14 - LEO Delivers Coal Ash Petitions to Governor - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_501487ca-9b05-5634-800f-a4b08f3800d7.html

5.23.14 - Environmentalists: Coal ash is a threat to waterways - http://www.newstribune.com/news/2014/may/23/environmentalists-coal-ash-threat-waterways/

5.22.14 - LEO Delivers Coal Ash Petitions to Governor - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_59047244-e1fc-11e3-944f-001a4bcf887a.html

5.22.14 - Environmentalists Petition Nixon To Stop Coal Ash Landfill Permit - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-petition-nixon-stop-coal-ash-landfill-permit

5.21.14 - Petitioners to ask Nixon to halt coal ash landfill construction - http://www.renewablesbiz.com/article/14/05/petitioners-ask-nixon-halt-coal-ash-landfill-construction


Independence Residents Urge Use of Green Energy

5.20.14 - Independence residents urge use of green energy - http://www.examiner.net/article/20140520/SPORTS/140529970/1994/NEWS
 

Solar Rebate Complaint to the Public Service Commission

5.15.14 - Customers say utilities skirted solar rebate law (Complaint filed by Sierra Club member Patricia Schuba) - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/customers-say-utilities-skirted-solar-rebate-law/article_41475549-2e49-54bb-9d60-fdcaf7b81fb7.html

 

Supreme Court Upholds EPA Rules on Cross State Pollution

4.29.14 - Supreme Court uphold EPA rules on cross state pollution - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/29/4991659/supreme-court-upholds-epa-rule.html


Missouri Legislators Challenge EPA Rules on Carbon Emission

5.7.14 - Blunt speaks out for energy debate, objects to carbon tax (Chapter Director John Hickey quoted) - http://www.renewablesbiz.com/article/14/05/blunt-speaks-out-energy-debate-objects-carbon-tax

4.29.14 - State legislators take preemptive aim at EPA power plant rules - http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2014/04/29/state-legislators-take-preemptive-aim-at-epa-power-plant-rules/
 

Dangers of Coal Shown on the Post-Dispatch Opinion Page

5.9.14 - Get coal off the grid, not students (Op-Ed co-authored by Sierra Club Beyond Coal Apprentance Maddy Salzman) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/get-coal-off-the-grid-not-students/article_1826008b-5ac3-583d-abaf-aa97d7b9afa7.html

4.26.14 - Burning Coal: Hospitals need to be concerned about community health - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/burning-coal-hospitals-need-to-be-concerned-about-community-health/article_c8baf83a-f134-51eb-ad33-fa51511317d1.html

4.26.14 - Fossil fuel burning has a big head start over renewable energy - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/fossil-fuel-burning-has-a-big-head-start-over-renewable/article_f16602e7-7efd-5dcd-898f-c0417b74863c.html

 

State Air Pollution Program Faces Insolvancy

4.29.14 - Missouri air pollution program pulls in less money as industry reduces harmful emissions - http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/f2909384f9774571acb96393514cd5ac/MO--Pollution-Program-Funding-Problems

4.29.14 - Air Pollution Program May Be Running Out of Money - http://www.komu.com/news/air-pollution-program-may-be-running-out-of-money/

4.26.14 - State air pollution program facing insolvancy (Missouri Chapter John Hickey cited) - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/state-air-pollution-program-facing-insolvency/article_f5c105ab-799e-568a-b6d1-e0b9b932e313.html

 

Ameren Shareholders Meeting

4.24.14 - Environmentalists Protest Ameren's Annual Meeting - http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/04/24/environmentalists-protest-amerens-annual-meeting/


For Earth Day: Asking Our Elected Officials to be Climate Heroes

4.22.14 - For Earth Day: Asking Our Elected Officials to be Climate Heroes (Editorial written by Sierra Club member Brian Ettling) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/for-earth-day-asking-our-elected-officials-to-be-climate/article_d3bb0bda-a5e5-575d-8351-b0d35c408b1e.html

 

Beyond Coal Campaign Director Mary Ann Hitt Writes About Washington University Student Anti-Coal Action

4.22.14 - Students Sit-In, Rally to Get Washington University to Cut Ties with Peabody Coal - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/22/1293753/-Students-Sit-In-Rally-to-Get-Washington-University-to-Cut-Ties-With-Peabody-Coal#

 

Billboard Go Up in St. Louis Area on Dangers of Coal

4.8.14 - Billboards target Ameren and cost of coal - http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2014/04/08/sierra-club-billboards-ameren-coal-costs/7472523/

 

Department of Natural Resources Hearing on Propose Labadie Coal Ash Pit

4.12.14 - Residents Urge DNR to Deny Coal Ash Landfill Permit - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/business/article_ae18264e-c1af-11e3-a699-001a4bcf887a.html

4.9.14 - Speakers blast Ameren plan for landfill in Missouri River floodplain - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/speakers-blast-ameren-plan-for-ash-landfill-in-missouri-river/article_cf1b2678-0962-52e1-a057-802777a69afd.html

4.9.14 - Proposed coal ash landfill is bad choice for our floodplains - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/proposed-coal-ash-landfill-is-a-bad-choice-for-our/article_720056ef-8d5e-544a-a400-823c7c4d3445.html

4.8.14 - Editorial encourages those opposed to Ameren landfill - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/editorial-encourages-those-opposed-to-ameren-landfill/article_7e558de5-e4f0-5afb-b849-c0ed9f2a6643.html

4.8.14 - Meeting Tuesday to Take Public Input on Ameren Coal Ash Landfill - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meeting-tuesday-take-public-input-ameren-coal-ash-landfill

 

NAACP Energy Policy Report

4.7.14 - NAACP calls for renewable energy - http://www.stlamerican.com/business/local_business/article_13b39da2-be91-11e3-9306-001a4bcf887a.html

4.3.14 - NAACP leaders say energy policy is civil rights issue - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/naacp-leaders-say-energy-policy-is-civil-rights-issue/article_47abf0e6-4d75-593c-954d-338ccea771f7.html

4.3.14 - NAACP Report Calls For Bolstered Renewable Energy Production - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/naacp-report-calls-bolstered-renewable-energy-production

 

Public Service Commission Hearing on Propose Labadie Coal Ash Pit

4.6.14 - No arsenic and mercury in our drinking water - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/no-arsenic-and-mercury-in-our-drinking-water/article_da61af86-3110-580e-97e5-24e8eb30a0fb.html

3.31.14 - Ameren, environmental groups square off on coal ash landfill - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-environmental-groups-square-off-on-coal-ash-landfill/article_ad9a90e1-b13c-58d0-b137-5d7969130d30.html

3.31.14 - Hearing Held over Labadie Power Plant Expansion - http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/03/31/hearing-held-over-labadie-power-plant-expansion/

3.31.14 - Editorial: Dan River spill haunt's Ameren's plan for new coal-ash landfill - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-dan-river-spill-haunt-s-ameren-s-plan-for/article_b1fcda61-5840-59da-85a8-09d1b1794035.html

3.30.14 - PSC Hears Arguments on Labadie Coal Ash Landfill - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/psc-hears-arguments-labadie-coal-ash-landfill

3.29.14 - PSC Hearing on Coal Ash Landfill Begins Monday - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/business/article_99970610-9cb5-51f2-98b5-286aa453f290.html

 

Derliction of Environmental Duty

3.27.14 - Derliction of environmental duty (Article by Sierra Club member Susan Cunningham) - http://www.occasionalplanet.org/2014/03/27/dereliction-of-environmental-duty/

 

Sierra Club Endorses Ginny Chadwick for Columbia City Council

3.26.14 - Chadwick pledges to forge own path on city council - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/politics/chadwick-pledges-to-forge-own-path-on-city-council/article_980a7dcc-b505-11e3-8ce9-10604b9f6eda.html

 

Eldon's Green Warrior

3.21.14 - Eldon's own green warrior fights to preserve milkweed population for monarchs - http://unearthedmag.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/eldons-own-green-warrior-fights-to-preserve-milkweed-population-for-monarchs/

 

Lawsuit by Farmers over Missouri River Flooding

3.6.14 - Water, land and litigation: Lawsuit renews vigorous debate over future of Missouri River (cites Missouri Sierra Club Conservation Chair Caroline Pufalt) - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/05/4867748/lawsuit-renews-vigorous-debate.html

3.6.14 - Ettleman reacts to Corps' lawsuit - http://www.kmaland.com/news/ettleman-reacts-to-corps-lawsuit/article_99b46e8e-a557-11e3-b0c0-001a4bcf6878.html

 

Sierra Club Sues Ameren

3.5.14 - Sierra Club sues Ameren alleging Clean Air Act violations - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/sierra-club-sues-ameren-alleging-clean-air-act-violations/article_f16f5370-d7b2-5a57-91ea-9beadc4ea4d7.html

3.5.14 - Sierra Club Sues Ameren Over The Clean Air Act - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-sues-ameren-over-clean-air-act

3.5.14 - Environmental group sues Ameren over coal plants - http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/Environmental-group-sues-Ameren-over-coal-plants-5290675.php

3.5.14 - Sierra Club Sues Ameren - http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/03/05/sierra-club-sues-ameren/

3.5.14 - The Sierra Club sues Ameren for Clean Air Act violations - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/m/52095/the-sierra-club-sues-ameren-for-clean-air-act-violations/

3.5.14 - Sierra Club sues Ameren, alleging Clean Air violations - http://molawyersmedia.com/2014/03/05/sierra-club-sues-ameren-alleging-clean-air-violations/

3.5.14 - Mo. utility faces lawsuit over emissions at 3 plants - http://www.eenews.net/login?r=%2Fenergywire%2Fstories%2F1059995653%2Fsearch

3.5.14 - Sierra Club sues Ameren over coal plants - http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2014/03/sierra-club-sues-ameren-over-coal-plants.html

 

Denial Won't Make Climate Change Disappear

3.7.14 - We don't have a right to burn all the fossil fuel we want (letter to the editor by Missouri Sierra Club Energy Committee Chair Henry Robertson) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/we-don-t-have-a-right-to-burn-all-the/article_1d2bf569-ed55-55a2-8d10-9fdd540fecc1.html

2.28.14 - Denial Won't Make Climate Change Disappear (letter to the editor by Sierra Club Member Martha LaFata) - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-22511.114137-Denial-Wont-Make-Climate-Change-Go-Away.html#axzz2udQmjWwN

 

Ameren's Coal Problem on the Meramec

2.19.14 - Sierra Club brings 'Beyond Coal' effort to faith groups, Nixon - http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2014-02-19-271303.112112-Sierra-Club-brings-Beyond-Coal-effort-to-faith-groups-Nixon.html

 

Ameren's Coal Ash Problem in Franklin County

2.13.14 - Environmental groups ask Nixon to stop Franklin County coal ash landfill -  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/environmental-groups-ask-nixon-to-stop-franklin-county-coal-ash/article_a0207c40-6289-5423-bdf8-bdcd3f743c37.html

2.13.14 - Concern over coal ash in west STL County - http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/02/13/coal-ash-concern-west-county/5466717/

 

Cleanline to Transport Wind Energy

2.2.14 - Power line opponents surge against wind energy transmission project - http://lakeexpo.com/news/top_stories/article_9fa0937c-8c3e-11e3-9d25-001a4bcf887a.html

1.31.14 - Transmission line to send Kansas wind-generated power eastward through Missouri and Illinois concerns some landowners - http://lakeexpo.com/news/top_stories/article_52a40dd0-8af7-11e3-93d3-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Flannigan South Pipeline Construction

1.25.14- Pipeline construction pumps energy into Midwest economy - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/25/4776564/pipeline-construction-pumps-energy.html

 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways Draft General Management Plan

2.27.14 - Senators Take Opposing Sides on Riverways (letter to the editor by Missouri Sierra Club Director John Hickey) - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-22514.114137-Senators-Take-Opposing-Sides-On-Riverways.html#axzz2urfOoYWB

2.15.14 - Rep. Smith's letter about river plan was misleading - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/rep-smith-s-letter-about-river-plan-was-misleading/article_8454000e-dbf8-582a-ab14-c17a86f9c8be.html

2.15.14 - Floating Missouri Rivers Used to be Enjoyable - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-22357.114137-Floating-Missouri-Rivers-Used-To-Be-Enjoyable.html#axzz2tOloKWo9

2.3.14 - Park Service plan to protect Ozark Riverways a good one - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-park-service-plan-to-protect-ozarks-riverways-is-a/article_2723a03b-2b60-570c-b7c0-f3c190c55c96.html

2.2.14 - Feds plot future of Ozark Riverways in Missouri - http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/state-and-regional/feds-plot-future-of-ozark-riverways-in-missouri/article_ac2bfbc6-99b8-554e-a8ca-aaf3cae519bf.html

1.31.14 - Powder Valley Pow Wow! - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-Columnists-i-2014-01-31-191414.114137-Powder-Valley-Pow-Wow.html#axzz2s0g0MrNr

1.30.14 - Rivers are vulnerable to the pressures of misuse - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/rivers-are-vulnerable-to-the-pressures-of-misuse/article_6b54b1cf-0685-590b-8399-ba4bfbb2004c.html

1.30.14 - Draft Management Plan Released for Ozark National Park - http://www.scanews.com/2014/01/s1223/122315/

1.29.14 - Protect rivers from practices that may degrade them - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/protect-rivers-from-practices-that-may-degrade-them/article_a5e88b70-3171-5bcd-80e5-c9bb3696bb4d.html

1.28.14 - NPS asks for additional regulations, citizens ask for existing regs to be enforced - http://www.thesalemnewsonline.com/news/local_news/article_85dbb35a-8832-11e3-a590-001a4bcf6878.html

1.26.14 - Doubts about the future of a national park in the Ozarks - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/doubts-about-the-future-of-a-national-park-in-the/article_02722479-7801-5d45-83f1-10d2a3ea21e1.html

1.25.14 - Missouri's scenic rivers need better care (letter to the editor by Sierra Club member Patty Brown) - http://www.examiner.net/article/20140124/OPINION/140129248/2014/OPINION?refresh=true

1.23.14 - Preserve and Protect Missouri Waterways - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-22148.114137-Preserve-and-Protect-Mo-Waterways.html#axzz2rLp4lTrQ

1.23.14 -It's a styory with a thousand voices, and a river runs through it - http://www.travtalk.net/its-a-story-with-a-thousand-voices-and-a-river-runs-through-it/ 

1.23.14- Scenic Rivers: the case for Protections - http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/the_tribunes_view/scenic-rivers/article_8c5c3538-8459-11e3-9165-10604b9f6eda.html

 

Don't Wait to Take Action on Climate Change

1.20.14 - Don't Wait to Take Action on Climate Change (letter by Sierra Club member Brian Ettling) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/don-t-wait-to-take-action-on-climate-change/article_e45b8891-03eb-5034-b293-af976a2421a1.html

 

Funding for Environmental Study on Missouri River Cut

1.19.14 - River study funds cut again (Sierra Club's Tom Ball quoted) - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/politics/river-study-funds-cut-again/article_220faa20-80c6-11e3-a043-10604b9f6eda.html

1.18.14 - Funding for Missouri River study again stripped (Sierra Club's Tom Ball quoted) http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/funding-for-missouri-river-study-again-stripped/article_c27a13ed-31c7-5888-b20c-f63bf5eb1a3c.html

 

More Wind and Energy Conservation for KCP&L

1.13.14 - Westar, KCP&L working on renewable energy projects - http://www.4-traders.com/WESTAR-ENERGY-INC-14906/news/Westar-Energy-Inc--Westar-KCPL-working-on-renewable-energy-projects-17804344/

1.8.14 - Wind energy and efficiency finally get top billing at KCP&L (editorial) - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/08/4737611/editorial-wind-energy-efficiency.html

1.8.14 - KCP&L will increase wind power and energy conservation - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/07/4735806/kcpl-will-increase-wind-power.html

 

Missouri's Coal Ash Crisis

2.13.14 - Environmental groups ask Nixon to stop Franklin County coal ash landfill - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/environmental-groups-ask-nixon-to-stop-franklin-county-coal-ash/article_a0207c40-6289-5423-bdf8-bdcd3f743c37.html

2.7.14 - Difficult to trust Ameren on coal ash pollution (Letter to the Editor from Sierra Club member Cynthia Strohm) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/difficult-to-trust-ameren-on-coal-ash-pollution/article_342eb505-1e31-5bdc-8e5a-f7c2ae0ccf98.html

1.25.14 - Ameren: Report Refutes 'Unsubstantiated' Claims - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_e54e0801-e36a-5983-b923-80abf7114e65.html

1.18.14 - Hard to trust Ameren on management of coal ash - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/hard-to-trust-ameren-on-management-of-coal-ash/article_0b951b84-d6a3-573e-9ae5-40ade1432b42.html

1.18.14 - It's time to protect our air and water (editorial by Sierra Club members Patricia Schuba and Judy Dasovich) - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20140119/OPINIONS02/301190016/Missouri-coal-ash-voice-of-the-day?gcheck=1

1.8.14 - Five years after TVA, Missouri faces own impending coal ash disaster (editorial by Sierra Club members Patricia Schuba and Judy Dasovich) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/five-years-after-tva-missouri-faces-own-impending-coal-ash/article_ab3967b5-5b2a-5abb-9584-94ae8d1aacf1.html

 

Coal Burning Plants in Independence

1.16.14 - The Green Space: Slowing consumption equals reducing consumption - http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140115/OPINION/140119531/1007/OPINION/?tag=1

1.14.14 - Energy in the room - http://www.examiner.net/article/20140114/NEWS/140119512/?tag=1

1.14.14 - Independence makes big changes - http://www.examiner.net/article/20140113/OPINION/140119547/2011/OPINION/?tag=1&refresh=true

1.9.14 - Public meeting about city's energy future this weekend - http://www.examiner.net/article/20140108/NEWS/140109076

1.7.14 - Coal-burning power plants at issue in Independence - http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/07/4733621/coal-burning-power-plants-at-issue.html

 

Coal Not the Foward Thinking Choice

1.6.14 - Coal not the forward thinking choice (Op-Ed by Missouri Sierra Club Legislative Committee Member Juli Viel) - http://www.richmond-dailynews.com/2014/01/guest-opinion-coal-not-the-forward-thinking-choice/

 

National Blueways System

1.6.14 - Missouri Property Rights Advocates Laud End of Blueways Program (Missouri Chapter Director John Hickey quoted) - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-property-rights-advocates-laud-end-blueways-program

 

 

2013

 

Sierra Club Files Notice of Intent to Sue Ameren

1.15.14 - Group set to sue Ameren over alleged air-pollution violations at power plants - http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Impact-News-i-2014-01-15-270756.112112-Group-set-to-sue-Ameren-over-alleged-airpollution-violations-at-power-plants.html 

12.12.13 - Sierra Club threatens suit over Ameren air quality - http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Sierra-Club-threatens-suit-over-Ameren-air-quality-235686961.html

12.12.13 - Environmental Group Accuses Ameren of Air Pollution - http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/12/12/enviormental-group-accuses-ameren-of-air-pollution/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

12.12.13 - Sierra Club Threatens Suit Over Ameren Air Quality - http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Sierra-Club-threatens-suit-over-Ameren-air-quality-5058960.php

12.12.13 - Sierra Club Threatens Suit Over Ameren Air Quality - http://www.bnd.com/2013/12/12/2956269/sierra-club-threatens-suit-over.html

12.12.13 - Sierra Club Alleges Thousands Of Air Quality Violations At Ameren's St. Louis-Area Plants - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-alleges-thousands-air-quality-violations-amerens-st-louis-area-plants

12.12.13 - Ameren Faces Legal Action After Nearly 10,000 Clean Air Act Violations at St. Louis-Area Coal Plants - http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science/science-a-environmental/48682-ameren-faces-legal-action-after-nearly-10-000-clean-air-act-violations-at-st-louis-area-coal-plants.html

12.12.13 - Sierra Club threates lawsuit against Ameren Missouri over alleged "Clean Air" violations - http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2013/12/12/sierra-club-threatens-lawsuit-against-ameren-missouri-over-alleged-clean-air-violations/3999935/

12.11.13 - Sierra Club says Ameren plants violating air standards - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/sierra-club-says-ameren-plants-violating-air-standards/article_de650967-adbb-5196-80dc-3e4f8c14c462.html

 

Hearings on the Draft General Management Plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

12.9.13 - Missourians Can Comment on Ozark National Scenic Riverways Plan - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/36074-1

 

Interfaith Climate Walk

11.23.13 - Long term effects of burning coal are real - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/long-term-effects-of-burning-coal-are-real/article_a668ff02-4ea4-52c0-80fd-d9496a0c6f53.html

11.20.13 - Interfaith gathering pushes to lessen dependence on coal - http://stlouisreview.com/article/2013-11-20/interfaith-gathering

 

A Call for Energy Efficiency

 

11.27.13 - Alumnus writes Op-Ed on building codes - http://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2013/11/26/op-ed/

 

11.13.13 - Leaky new homes drain $37 million from local economies (editorial by Missouri Sierra Club Intern David Crigger) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/leaky-new-homes-drain-million-from-local-economies/article_2c28a2fb-636e-5111-9693-741036725f10.html

 

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Op-Eds on Climate Change

 

11.27.13 - Something in the weather tells us climate change is real -http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/something-in-the-weather-tells-us-climate-change-is-real/article_bb97dc41-1a77-54fb-b75a-0e13654804aa.html


11.12.13 - I want my future back (editorial by Beyond Coal Organizer Sara Edgar on climate change) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/i-want-my-future-back/article_72bcda81-8717-5eab-afcb-b89e29f54e8f.html

 

 

McCutheon v. FEC

 

11.7.13 - Endorsing democracy (Letter to the Editor by Missouri Sierra Club Executive Committee Chair Jim Turner) - http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/07/4605015/guns-spending-priorities-aid-to.html

 

 

Department of Natural Resources Holds Hearing on Proposed City Utilities Coal Ash Pit in Springfield
 

11.12.13 - Coal Ash Landfill Sparks Outrage - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/35579-1

 

11.8.13 - Coal ash issue sparks debate - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131108/NEWS01/311080036/coal-ash-landfill-city-utilities-missouri-department-of-natural-resources-meeting

 

11.7.13 - Propose CU Coal Ash Landfill Causes Environmental Concern - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/proposed-cu-coal-ash-landfill-causes-environmental-concerns/d/story/4UFeLCgNIUScOUlrPHjuaQ

 

11.7.13 - Sierra Club, Citizens Call for Safer Practices Ahead of Proposed Landfill Meeting- http://ksmu.org/article/sierra-club-citizens-call-safer-practices-ahead-proposed-landfill-meeting-71688

 

11.7.13 - Sierra Club demonstrates against coal ash landfill expansion ahead of meeting - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131107/NEWS01/311070109/Sierra-Club-demonstrates-against-coal-ash-landfill-expansion-ahead-of-meeting

 

11.7.13 - Public Meeting Tonight on Coal Ash Landfill - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/public-meeting-tonight-on-coal-ash-landfill/d/story/3iReIUGHpU2zYzCKeyPD8g

 

11.6.13 - State to hold meeting Thursday on CU coal ash landfill proposal - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131106/NEWS01/311060034/

 

EPA Hearing on Power Plant Carbon Rules in Lenexa

11.6.13 - Emissions, climate-change debate hits heartland as EPA visits Kansas - http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/6/emissions-climatechangedebatehitsheartlandasepavisitskansas.html

11.5.13 - Hundreds turn out for EPA hearing on power plant carbon-emisson standards - http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/05/4600104/hundreds-turn-out-for-epa-hearing.html

11.5.13 - LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to leave carbon in the ground - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/167638/letter-to-the-editor-we-need-to-leave-carbon-in-the-ground/

11.5.13 - Clashing views on climate, coal plant regulation on display at EPA listening session - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/clashing-views-on-climate-coal-plant-regulation-on-display-at/article_ea00b94a-c744-5a01-bec8-2e3a021b0950.html 

11.4.13 - EPA invites opinions on coal-plant emisions policy - http://m.cjonline.com/news/state/2013-11-04/epa-invites-opinions-coal-plant-emissions-policy

11.4.13 - Sierra Club calls for pollution rally, UMKC support - http://info.umkc.edu/unews/sierra-club-calls-for-pollution-rally-umkc-support/

11.3.13 - EPA 'listening tour' precedes coal-plant carbon rule - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/epa-listening-tour-precedes-coal-plant-carbon-rule/article_81011e29-e5d1-5697-b23f-cf33775befa7.html

 

University City Adopts Stricter Energy Efficiency Codes for New Construction

11.7.13 - University City Third In State to Adopt Energy Conservation Code - http://www.westendword.com/Articles-Area-News-c-2013-11-05-190801.114137-University-City-Third-In-State-To-Adopt-Energy-Conservation-Code.html#axzz2jzbgqEZS

10.28.13 - Tentative measure could increase energy efficiency, raise UCity construction costs - http://www.studlife.com/news/facilities-and-construction/2013/10/28/tentative-measure-could-increase-energy-efficiency-raise-ucity-construction-costs/

 

Carbon Standards for Investors

10.30.13 - Carbon standards can be catalyst for economic growth (co-written by Sierra Club member Sister Barbara Jennings) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/investors-carbon-standards-can-be-catalyst-for-economic-growth/article_52b5a004-b6ac-5080-a0f3-f294d4dfa612.html

 

City Utilities Releases Fly Ash on Springfield

10.25.13 - Coal-plant owner offers to wash cars after spewing ash over city - http://grist.org/news/coal-plant-owner-offers-to-wash-cars-after-spewing-ash-over-city/#.UmqXsLR8Rac.twitter

10.24.13 - Sierra Club, CU disagree on health risk from fly ash - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131024/NEWS01/310240052/City-Utilities-fly-ash-release-coal-Sierra-Club?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

10.24.13 - Environmentalists dispute harmlessness of fly ash after CU's accidental release - http://www.ky3.com/news/local/environmentalists-dispute-harmlessness-of-fly-ash-after-cus-accidental-release/-/21048998/22601656/-/qkqudr/-/index.html

10.23.13 - Ash hits part of city - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20131023/NEWS01/310230047/Springfield-ash-City-Utilities?odyssey=nav%7Chead

10.22.13 - Malfunction Causes Fly Ash to Dust Parts of Springfield - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/malfunction-causes-fly-ash-to-dust-parts-of-springfield/d/story/IYTdi0WRdUutXS-raj8DBA

 

Pioneering Forester - Charlotte Schneider

10.4.13 - A Life-Long Love For Trees - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-Features-i-2013-10-04-189998.114137-A-LifeLong-Love-For-Trees.html#123

 

Climate Denial

10.5.13 - Think critically about climate denial (written by Sierra Club member David Henry) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/think-critically-about-climate-denials/article_6d7f08fb-18d6-5854-9b6f-25ebdab939c8.html

 

Federal Government Shutdown

10.17.13 - Tell House Republicans to reopen national parks (Letter to the editor by Missouri Sierra Club Director John Hickey) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/tell-house-republicans-to-reopen-national-parks/article_4c0c8967-82e8-58c5-aa47-4709a3745039.html

10.14.13 - Federal employees, allies call for end of shutdown - http://labortribune.com/federal-employees-allies-call-for-end-to-shutdown/

10.2.13 - Blunt says forcing government shutdown over Obamacare was a mistake (Missouri Sierra Club Director John Hickey quoted) - https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/33065/shutdown_blunt_memorial_100213

 

City Utilities' Solar Farm

9.23.13 - Largest solar energy farm in Missouri would be near Springfield under proposed deal (Sierra Club member Dan Chiles quoted) - http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-city-utilities-solar-energy-farm-20130923,0,2945746.story

9.23.13 - City Utilities near deal for biggest 'solar farm' in Missouri (Sierra Club member Jim Evans quoted) - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130923/NEWS01/309230017/city-utilities-springfield-solar-farm

 

Columbia City Council Votes to Adopt Greater Energy Efficiency Codes for New Residential Homes

9.16.13 - Council approves tougher energy efficiency rules for new homes - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/council-approves-tougher-energy-efficiency-rules-for-new-homes/article_1d001f00-1fc4-11e3-9fd6-10604b9f6eda.html

9.16.13 - Columbia City Council Passes Budget - http://www.komu.com/news/columbia-city-council-passes-budget/

9.16.13 - Columbia City Council passes energy efficiency construction requirements - http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/165650/columbia-city-council-passes-energy-efficiency-construction-requirements/

9.15.13 - City council to consider changes to residential building codes - http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/city-council-to-consider-changes-to-residential-building-codes/article_e7409fec-1dc1-11e3-8113-10604b9f6eda.html

 

City Utilities Gets a Rate Increase to Invest Even More in Dirty Coal

9.10.13 - City Council OKs electric rate increases - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130910/NEWS06/309100026/Springfield-City-Council-CU-electric-rate-increase?nclick_check=1

9.9.13 - Don't ask Springfield citizens to pay more on electric bills for more of same (editorial written by Chapter Director John Hickey) - http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?NoCache=1&Dato=20130909&Kategori=OPINIONS02&Lopenr=309090107&Ref=AR

 

David Henry's Long Walk

9.5.13 - David Henry's Long Walk - http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-21273.114137-David-Henrys-Long-Walk.html#axzz2e7esihyu

 

Heat Wave Hits Missouri - Time to Consider Greater Energy Efficiency

8.29.13 - Missourians Sweat Out Late Summer Heat Wave - http://publicnewsservice.org/2013-08-29/environment/missourians-sweat-out-late-summer-heat-wave/a34236-1

 

St. John's Bayou and the New Madrid Floodway

8.27.13 - Nobody Fully Satisfied With St. John's Bayou - New Madrid Floodway Draft EIS - http://krcu.org/post/nobody-fully-satisfied-st-johns-bayou-new-madrid-floodway-draft-eis

 

City Utilities in Springfield Wants a Rate Increase to Invest Even More in Dirty Coal

9.3.13 - Critics question CU decision to upgrade coal plants - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130903/NEWS01/309030023/City-Utilities-renewable-energy-sources?nclick_check=1

8.28.13 - Sierra Club joins concerned citizens in criticizing proposed electric rate hike in Springfield - http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-sierra-club-joins-concerned-citizens-in-criticizing-proposed-electric-rate-hike-in-springfield-20130827,0,1185968.story

8.27.13 - CU takes heat on proposed rate hike a council meeting - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130827/NEWS06/308270026/City-Utilities-electric-rate-increase-City-Council

 

Lawsuits Concerning the Enbridge Flannigan South Pipeline

10.10.13 - New Pipeline Across Missouri, Illinois Is A Lot Like Keystone - But Have You Heard Of It? - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-pipeline-across-missouri-illinois-lot-keystone-have-you-heard-it

8.26.13 - Oil sands pipeline avoids Keystone XL scrutiny - http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/oil-sands-pipeline-avoids-keystone-xl-scrutiny/article_5a80dcef-44aa-5272-8451-fb4511a33522.html

 

Letters to the Editor in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Concerning Ameren and Doe Run

8.17.13 - Ameren counterpoint - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/ameren-counterpoint/article_01ad2939-0808-5f49-a477-1763ff5fb9d5.html

8.17.13 - Doe Run and regulation - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/doe-run-and-regulation/article_bc5031a7-21e2-5e86-b1d3-6180de09ff7a.html

8.18.13 - Avoiding avalanches - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/avoiding-avalanches/article_8f9b62e5-f1a3-5c87-b8ce-4e7ba787bfb4.html

 

Sierra Club Taken Action Over KCP&L's Broken Agreement Concerning Iotan 2

8.16.13 - Sierra Club sees red over KCP&L's green deal - http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/blog/morning_call/2013/08/sierra-club-sees-red-over-kcpls.html

8.16.13 - Sierra Club, KCP&L spar over 2007 agreement - http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/16/3566602/sierra-club-kcpl-spar-over-2007.html

8.15.13 - Sierra Club says KCP&L is breaking "green" agreement - http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/15/4413256/sierra-club-accuses-kcpl-of-failing.html

 

St. Louis County Councilmen Calls for Tighter Controls of Coal Ash from Meramec Plant

9.4.13 - St. Louis County Council Members Hear From Ameren On Concerns About Meramec Power Plant - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-members-hear-ameren-concerns-about-meramec-power-plant 

7.6.13 - St. Louis County counciman seeks tighter controls on Meramec plant - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-county-councilman-seeks-tighter-controls-on-meramec-plant/article_26c44da0-a67f-5801-925d-40d63637f9df.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

7.6.13 - St. Louis County's Stenger Calls For Stricter Regulation Of Ameren's Meramec Power Plant - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-countys-stenger-calls-stricter-regulation-amerens-meramec-power-plant

7.6.13- St. Louis County Councilman wants better monitoring of Meramec Coal Plant - http://fox2now.com/2013/08/06/st-louis-county-councilman-wants-better-monitoring-of-meramec-coal-plant/

7.6.13 - Coal Ash Opponents Gain Traction in Fight Against Ameren - http://mehlville-oakville.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/coal-ash-opponents-gain-traction-in-fight-against-ameren

 

Obama Visits Warrensburg, Sierra Club Demands a Halt to Tar Sands Pipeline

7.25.13 - In Missouri, Obama cites better economy, but says more must be done (quote from Missouri Sierra Club Executive Committee Chair Jim Turner) - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/in-missouri-obama-cites-better-economy-but-says-more-must/article_e22b82cc-9046-5ff4-a218-7087cf37f0b6.html

 

Mister and Miss Toxic Water - New Report on Coal Ash and Water Pollution

7.24.13 - Sierra Club, Environmental Groups Stand for Stronger Laws Against Coal Waste Dumping - http://mehlville-oakville.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/coal-pollution-report

7.23.13 - National Report Condemns Coal Ash Water Pollution from Ameren's Labadie Plant - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-report-condemns-coal-ash-water-pollution-amerens-labadie-plant-0

7.23.13 - Local environmentalists hold mock paegent along riverfront - http://www.ktrs.com/news/local-news/item/10041-local-environmentalists-hold-mock-pageant-along-riverfront

7.23.13 - The Sierra Club Hosts a HAZMAT Beauty Contest - http://mehlville-oakville.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/the-sierra-club-is-holding-a-hazmat-beauty-contest

7.23.13 - Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-anne-hitt/protecting-our-water-from_b_3639841.html

 

Enbridge Looking to Build Destruction Flannagan South Tar Sands Pipeline Across Missouri

7.22.13 - Unlike Keystone XL, new tar sands pipeline gets expediated review thanks to State Dept. bypass (Missouri Legislative Committee Chair Mike Diel quoted) - http://rt.com/usa/keystone-new-tar-sands-pipeline-443/

7.17.13 - Swift Approval Sought for Midwest Oil Pipeline (Missouri Legislative Committee Chair Mike Diel quoted) - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=202860369

7.15.13 - New Oil Pipeline to Cross Missouri (Sierra Club Organizer Harry Alper quoted) - http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33476-1

7.15.13 - Oil company Enbridge holds open house in Marshall - http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1985997.html

 

KCP&L Solar Energy Rebate Threatened

7.11.13 - A hot topic: KCP&L wants to rein in popular rebate program for solar energy (Chapter Director John Hickey quoted) - http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/11/4340925/kcpl-wants-to-rein-in-a-popular.html

 

Editorials on Pollution from Meramec Coal Fired Power Plants

7.12.13 - Reason to Blow Their Stacks (Beyond Coal Campaign Organizer Sara Edgar is quoted) - http://www.southcountytimes.com/Articles-Columnists-i-2013-07-12-187649.114137-Reason-To-Blow-Their-Stacks.html

7.10.13 - Editorial by Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign's Brian Ettling - What keeps me up late at night - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/what-keeps-me-up-late-at-night/article_19566c9b-bade-51c2-ab4f-c58d885d281c.html

 

Public Service Commission Hearing on Proposed Toxic Coal Ash Dump in Labadie

10.3.13 - Hearing on Ameren's Proposed Coal Ash Landfill in Labadie is Delayed - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_9c024444-a4e2-5eba-8f59-0199c2a2daaa.html

8.22.13 - Ameren Not Asked to Look for Other Landfill Sites, PSC Says - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_a00607e9-fccd-50f6-8bf1-01b6b36a9c41.html

7.1.13 - Fight Over Coal Ash Landfill Continues - http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_e27114d2-e023-11e2-a7d8-0019bb2963f4.html

6.25.13 - Ameren Counters Critics Over Coalash Landfill Debate - http://fox2now.com/2013/06/25/ameren-counters-critics-over-coal-ash-landfill-debate/

6.24.13 - Activists gear up for EPA, state hearings on controversial landfills - https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/31571/bridgeton_west_lake_landfill_062413

 

Missouri Sierra Club Members Build Missouri's First Passive House

6.28.13 - Passive house agressively tackles energy efficiency - https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/31518/missouris_first_passive_house_062013

 

Obama's New Climate Change Policy Announcement 

6.25.13 - Greenhouse Gas Policy is Bound to Hit Close to Home (Chapter Director John Hickey cited) - http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/25/4313713/greenhouse-gas-policy-is-bound.html

 

Sierra Club Pushes Rep. Ann Wagner to Accept Climate Science and Confront the Crisis

6.3.13 - GOP members of congress tie state's reliance on coal to debate over climate change, EPA - https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/31212/climate_change_epa_gop

5.30.13 - Ann Wagner's Climate Change Denials Targeted By Activist Protest - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/ann-wagner-climate-change_n_3360873.html

5.29.13 - Is Congresswoman Ann Wagner A Climate-Change Denier? Warns Of "Unsound Science" - http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2013/05/ann_wagner_climate_change_congress_missouri.php

 

Sierra Club Pressures KCP&L to Boost Energy Efficiency Programs

5.29.13 - Jeff Fox: EJC home permits keep pace with metro area - http://www.examiner.net/business/x1379227496/Jeff-Fox-EJC-home-permits-keep-pace-with-metro-area?zc_p=0

5.28.13 - Sierra Club demands energy efficiency from KCP&L - http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2013/05/28/sierra-clubs-demands-energy-efficiency.html

5.28.13 - Petitions urge KCP&L to do more to boost energy efficiency - http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/28/4261273/petitions-urge-kcplto-do-more.html

4.22.13 – Midwest Energy News – EE programs at KCP&L - http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2013/04/22/in-missouri-two-utilities-have-different-outlooks-on-efficiency/

 

Sierra Club Urges Groundwarter Monitoring Near Ameren Coal Fired Power Plants

7.18.13 - MoveOn Petition Against Coal Ash Landfill Gains Traction - http://mehlville-oakville.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/moveon-petition-against-coal-ash-landfill-gains-traction

5.23.13 - Groups urge groundwater monitoring at Ameren Plants - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/groups-urge-groundwater-monitoring-at-ameren-plants/article_8fa08031-edb1-501f-87fa-715810186260.html

5.23.13 - Environmental groups demand groundwater testing near Ameren power plants - http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-demand-groundwater-testing-near-ameren-power-plants

 

Springfield's City Utility Granted Coal Ash Siting Exemption - Against the Public Interest

7.12.13 - Nixon signs bill containing CU exemption, vetoes another with same exemption - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130712/NEWS01/307120106/Nixon-vetoes-bill-containing-exemption-CU-had-sought

7.1.13 - Chapter Director John Hickey and Legislative Committee Member Myra Scroggs cited in article about HB 650 and the City Utilities coal ash dump siting exemption - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130701/NEWS06/307010011/City-Utilities-landfill-Springfield-exemption-Sierra-Club?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1

7.1.13 - Sierra Club seeking veto over City Utilities - http://www.abc17news.com/missouri-news/Sierra-Club-seeking-veto-over-City-Utilities/-/18421156/20783994/-/hm5rfwz/-/index.html

5.17.13 - TV coverage in Springfield of DNR's City Utilities coal ash dump siting exemption - http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=808612

5.16.13 - Springfield News-Leader coverage of DNR's City Utilities coal ash dump siting exemption - http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130515/NEWS01/305150149/-1/7daysarchives/Late-change-bill-would-exempt-CU-from-certain-DNR-checks

 

Sierra Club Brings Sharholder Energy Efficiency Resolution to Empire Electric

5.6.13 – KSMU NPR coverage of Empire Electric - http://ksmu.org/article/sierra-club-asks-empire-electric-shareholders-adopt-more-energy-efficient-plan-59487

4.26.13 – Empire Electric shareholders resolution on Energy Efficiency - Joplin Globe - http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x319969306/Empire-shareholders-vote-down-Sierra-Club-resolution

4.25.13 – Empire Electric shareholders resolution on Energy Efficiency - Joplin Globe - http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x1915242953/Empire-stockholders-to-vote-on-Sierra-Club-resolution

Joplin Tri-State Business Journal 5.3.13 – http://joplintristate.biz/main.asp?SectionID=18&SubSectionID=23&ArticleID=2548
http://joplintristate.biz/main.asp?SectionID=29&SubSectionID=82&ArticleID=2531
Joplin KODE TV – http://fourstateshomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=390212
Joplin KOAM TV - http://www.koamtv.com/story/22081869/empire-electric-shareholders-vote-down-resolution-calling-for-more-energy-efficient-programs

4.24.13 – Joplin Globe – Shareholder resolution on Energy Efficiency

http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x1520512496/Empire-shareholders-to-vote-on-energy-efficiency-resolution

Joplin Tri-State Business Journal - http://joplintristate.biz/main.asp?SectionID=29&SubSectionID=82&ArticleID=2531

 

Coal Ash for Breakfast? That's Not Healthy

6.28.13 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch cites the issue of children eating coal ash for breakfast in its editorial - http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-the-climate-change-debate-pay-now-or-pay-more/article_95e4326c-e5b3-5bce-9277-c283c6e3b376.html

4.24.13 – Coal Ash for Breakfast event at Ameren Headquarters in STL

KWMU - http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/protesters-urge-state-test-groundwater-coal-ash-contamination-near-ameren-power-plants

Ch 5 TV - http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/377187/3/Activists-protest-Amerens-plans-to-build-ash-coal-landfills

 

Kinder and other Lieutenant Governors Support Keystone XL; Sierra Club Opposes

4.2.13 - Kinder, 21 other lieutenant governors urge approval of pipeline - http://www.semissourian.com/story/1955180.html

 

Ameren Coal Ash Dumped in Old Mine Near Ste. Genevieve

4.17.13 – Ste Genevieve Herald  - John Hickey quote on coal ash dumping at Mississippi Lime:

http://www.stegenherald.com/articles/2013/04/16/news/doc516d993d3e97d991256619.txt

3.31.13 – Sierra Club quote in Post Dispatch article about Ameren dumping coal ash at Mississippi Lime:

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-coal-ash-used-as-mine-fill-near-ste-genevieve/article_c6a5f22b-e501-58a4-8e94-39ab29e65950.html

3.24. 13 – the Cape Girardeau newspaper Southeast Missourian article on fracking included quotes from John Hickey:  http://www.semissourian.com/story/1952527.html

 

Sierra Club Supports Wildlife Focus on Missouri River Management

4.13.13 – Jefferson City News Tribune (AP) Tom Ball speaking re GOP effort in Congress to remove “fish and wildlife” from the authorized purposes of MissouriRiver management for the Army Corps of Engineers. - http://www.newstribune.com/news/2013/apr/13/bill-would-drop-corps-mo-river-wildlife-focus/

KWQC TV – Davenport IA: http://www.kwqc.com/story/21969858/bill-would-drop-corps-mo-river-wildlife-focus

STL Post Dispatchhttp://www.stltoday.com/news/national/bill-would-drop-corps-mo-river-wildlife-focus/article_24c36217-6ce7-58e0-bd8e-d4cc408ea668.html

 

4.10.13 – KBIA Radio – Coal Free Mizzou meeting – Director John Hickey quotes about energy efficiency:

http://kbia.org/post/coal-free-mizzou-calls-cleaner-energy-sources-missouri

 

4.2.13 – Missouri Digital News – quoting John Hickey about the Keystone Pipeline & Kinder letter:

http://www.mdn.org/2013/STORIES/PIPEECC.HTM

 

4.2.13 – Southeast Missourian article quoting John Hickey about Keystone Pipeline & Kinder letter:

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1955180.html

 

Sierra Club Speaks Out at St. Louis County Council About Pollution for the Meramec Coal Fired Power Plant

3.12.13 – Sierra Club delegation speaks at St. Louis County Council about health problems created by coal ash & SO2 from Meramec Coal Plant:

KWMU:  http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-approves-anti-sweatshop-rules-hears-concerns-about-power-plant

KMOX:  http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/03/13/south-county-residents-voice-coal-ash-concerns/
St. Louis Post Dispatchhttp://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/paul-hampel/st-louis-county-adopts-anti-sweatshop-measure/article_39aab3da-1ae2-55e7-b1e3-eea336146fa3.html

 

2.17.13 – KWMU radio on local support event for National Climate Action in DC (Sara Edgar interviewed):

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-environmentalists-voice-support-national-climate-change-rally

 

Illinois Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Ameren for Improper Dumping of Coal Ash

2.7.13 – articles in St Louis Post Dispatch & St Louis Business Journal about Illinois Attorney General filing lawsuit versus Ameren for improper dumping of coal ash – John Hickey quoted:

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2013/02/lisa-madigan-ameren-illegally.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/illinois-ag-says-ameren-illegally-disposed-of-coal-ash/article_90018b66-360b-594d-9518-df98555d9837.html

 

Sierra Club Supports Energy Efficiency

2.6.13 – Energy Efficiency Op ed in STL Post Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/it-s-time-for-missouri-to-get-energy-efficient/article_3e54d8c7-4e31-595d-990e-c786935a2c9b.html

Same op ed also ran:

Christian County Headliner - 2.19.13

http://ccheadliner.com/opinion/guest-it-s-time-for-missouri-to-get-energy-efficient/article_b2805b14-7aae-11e2-a68d-001a4bcf887a.html

 

2.2.13 – Front page article in Washington Missourian on Labadie coal ash applications to the Public Service Commission and Department of Natural Resources

http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/county/article_432cc56e-46ac-5931-883a-3b675dfa329f.html

1.31.13 – Letter to the Editor in St. Louis American on coal & public health http://www.stlamerican.com/reader_interaction/letters_to_the_editor/article_2d40709e-6b61-11e2-bdef-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Energy Efficiency Building Codes in Southwest Missouri

1.20.13 – Leaflet at HBA Home Show concerning energy efficiency codes

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20130120/NEWS01/301200102/Home-show-HBA-Sierra-green?nclick_check=1 (Springfield News Leader)

http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-sierra-club-protests-home-builders-association-energy-efficient-standards-20130120,0,948647.story (KY3 TV)

 

1.7.13 – MO News Service story on PTC renewal

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/30169-1

 

1.7.13 – Missourinet story on wind protection tax credit renewal:

http://www.missourinet.com/2013/01/07/mo-sierra-club-encourages-addition-of-wind-production-tax-credit-audio/

 

1.4.13 – Columbia Missourian story on wind protection tax credit renewal & wind energy jobs:

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/157377/fiscal-cliff-legislation-a-win-for-wind-energy-in-mid-missouri/

 

2012

 

12.18.12 – STL Beacon story on fracking & Missouri River water, Caroline Pufalt quoted extensively

https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/28499/fracking_missouri_river?coverpage=2365

 

12.8.12 - St Louis Post Dispatch LTE on renewable energy & climate disruption

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/stop-republicans-from-blocking-wind-and-solar-energy-development/article_1ad9199d-43c7-535a-ba9b-6c8c045f78e2.html

 

11.6.12 – Election interview with Joh Hickey

KPLR 11 TV - http://kplr11.com/2012/11/06/precious-earth-how-to-turn-your-vote-green/

 

10.18.12 – Letter to the Editor in the Webster/Kirkwood times about Senator Lembke’s voting record on the environment

http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-20489.114137-Lembke-Voted-Against-Environmental-Issues.html

 

10.15.12 – Next Left Notes – interview about energy efficiency

http://nextleftnotes.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/the-show-me-state-importing-energy-and-exporting-jobs-by-jason-sibert/

 

9.21.12 – STL Beacon – candidates disagree on house vote on nuclear transport:

https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/27118/newman_carlson_election_dover?coverpage=1726

 

8.21.12 – KWMU – Court strikes down EPA rules on Cross State Air Pollution

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-vacates-epa-rule-limiting-cross-state-power-plant-pollution

 

8.19.12 – LA Times – proposed Enbridge tar sands pipeline through Missouri – John Hickey quote –

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-enbridge-pipeline-opponents-20120819,0,6472984.story

 

8.17.12 – Webster Kirkwood Times Letter to the Editor – on Webster codes & SO2 plume map (citizen involvement)

http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/letters-20324.114137-Become-An-Involved-Citizen.html

 

8.17.12 – St Louis Post Dispatch – op ed on wind production tax credit renewal (green jobs angle)

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/guest-commentary-ignoring-wind-power-would-be-bad-for-missouri/article_d97e53b5-f2c8-5610-93c9-1a1298a08994.html

 

7.23.12 – STL Beacon article about Sierra Club endorsement of Jeanette Mott Oxford for Senate:

https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/26182/slay_nasheed_oxford_sierra_072312

 

7.17.12- John Hickey Letter to the Editor in the Post Dispatch about Ameren MEEIA deal:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor-july/article_2779223f-7aa7-58b7-8082-717c35d36836.html

 

6.16.12 – Chris Blank (AP) – Coverage of Sierra Club’s SB 749 veto request:

http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/thousands-email-governor-about-missouri-contraception-bill/

 

 

Press Coverage of 5.15.12 Announcement of MO River on “Most Endangered River” list

 

Radio

KWMU STL (NPR): http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-report-calls-missouri-river-endangered-poor-flood-management

 

KMOX Radio STL (CBS)

 http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/05/15/report-missouri-river-among-10-most-endangered-in-u-s/

 

KRES (Moberly) – interviewed Caroline Pufalt - http://www.missouri.statenews.net/story.php?rid=205862650

 

KCUR KC (NPR) – ran the story from STL NPR.

http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-may-15-2012

 

Newspaper

STL Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/missouri-river-listed-as-one-of-nation-s-most-endangered/article_1c99139a-9eca-11e1-95b9-0019bb30f31a.html

 

TV

KSDK 5 NBC (STL):

 http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/320123/3/Missouri-River-one-of-most-endangered-rivers-in-America

 

5.4.12 – Hazelwood Patch – building codes hearing @ City Council

http://hazelwood.patch.com/articles/2012-international-building-codes-take-over-city-council

 

2011

 

12-11 – Richmond Daily News -  op ed on building codes –

http://www.richmond-dailynews.com/?p=8353

 

4.1.11 –Ken Midkiff quoted in article on Missouri River Clean-up.

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/01/2769905/for-blue-river-cleanup-organizers.html

2.4.11 – Letter to the Editor in Webster-Kirkwood Times:  by John Hickey, on geographic sourcing of renewable energy.

http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Letters-18906.114137-Senators-Vote-Keeps-Utility-Companies-Happy.html

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