For more than half a decade, a committed group of Franklin County residents fought Ameren Missouri’s proposed coal ash landfill in front of zoning boards, state regulators and judges.
That fight ended Thursday.
Ameren Missouri, Franklin County and the Labadie Environmental Organization announced Thursday they have settled several lawsuits challenging the landfill, the last remaining visible roadblock to a project the utility says is essential to operate its massive Labadie power plant.
“It should put to rest any further litigation,” Ameren spokesman Warren Wood said. “Both parties agree to waive their lawsuits at this point.”