Appeals Court sides with residents in Ameren coal ash landfill case

Courtesy of Ameren
Courtesy of Ameren

A Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that residents have legal grounds to challenge Ameren Missouri’s effort to build a coal ash landfill in Franklin County, but said questions about what constitutes a fair public hearing would best be answered by the Missouri Supreme Court before the case heads to trial.

A state circuit court ruled last year to dismiss a lawsuit before trial by residents challenging Franklin County zoning codes passed in 2011, which allowed coal ash landfills in the area just west of metropolitan St. Louis. It was unclear whether the decision would affect the process.

Ameren is waiting for one last approval: a Missouri Department of Natural Resources construction permit.

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