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I just came from a meeting of the Franklin County Commission where the three commissioners voted to change county regs to allow a coal ash landfill in the Missouri River floodplain.  I don’t know whether to scream or cry.

Shame on these three bumbling, ignorant jackasses.  From the start of this charade two years ago, the public was told not to mention Ameren or the Labadie Bottoms in their public comments because “we’re just talking about changing the regulations, not a specific case.”  Of course, the only reason they were discussing the changes was because Ameren wants to build a 400 acre coal ash dump next to their 40 yr old plant in Labadie.  Go to http://www.leomo.info to see a photo of the smokestacks in the distance surrounded by lush, beautiful floodplain vegetation and animal habitat.  During the 1993 flood, the plant was surrounded by water.

I was so impressed with the testimony and comments by members of the public this morning.  Intelligent, powerful, inspiring short speeches that made it even more incredible that these three brainless, heartless jerks could vote AYE.

I said to them as I left, “This will come back to haunt you.  Shame on you.  You cannot destroy God’s beautiful creation without it coming back to haunt you.”  

The fight is not over, but one thing for sure.  Those three will never be elected to anything ever again.  Of course John Griesheimer doesn’t care because he’s probably got a job already lined up with Ameren.  What goes around comes around.  And I’ll be happy to see the three of them reap what they have sown.