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Pruitt says EPA will soon have plan for West Lake Landfill

Pruitt says EPA will soon have plan for West Lake Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There may be some good news for ongoing saga developing over the West Lake Landfill. Speaking on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that the agency will soon have a plan regarding the West Lake Landfill just outside of St. Louis. When asked by Steve


West Lake buyout bill dies in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s crusade to provide funding for the buyout of homes in Spanish Village came to an end on the final day of session as SB 22 died in the Senate on a 65-79 vote. After Rep. Mark Matthiesen failed to amend the bill to remove a provision of the


Chappelle-Nadal eyes new tactics to pass West Lake bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has targeted a new group of people in her fight for buyouts in Spanish Village: lobbyists. The senator has avidly tried to push legislation for the past two years to buy out residents living near the West Lake Landfill due to radioactive waste deposited at a nearby site

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, questions a witness on a budget request. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Amended West Lake Landfill buyout bill moves forward in House

Chappelle-Nadal voices concerns of changes on Senate floor JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the House approved and passed conference substitutes for the state’s budget bills, the Budget Committee held an executive session before going home for the weekend on Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s SB 22, which would allow the buyout of homes near the West Lake Landfill.

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal testifies before the House Budget Committee on her buyout bill for residents near West Lake Landfill April 26, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/The MISSOURI TIMES)

Chappelle-Nadal pushes taxpayer buyout as Fitzpatrick stresses fiscal discipline

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the EPA enters its 10th year of inaction on the West Lake Landfill question, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has taken her crusade for a $12.5 million dollar taxpayer buyout of homes in her district all the way to the House Budget Committee. SB 22, better known as the Missouri Contaminated Home


DeLear, Matthiesen pitch solutions to West Lake woes on campaign trail

Unconventional as it may seem, the race to replace the outgoing Rep. Bill Otto in the 70th House District may revolve around a landfill. The West Lake Landfill has been a hot topic in the towns of Bridgeton, Maryland Heights and Spanish Village and other townships for years. Since 2010, a smoldering fire has threatened


New EPA study reveals the nature of the West Lake radiation

ST. LOUIS – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new study regarding radiation at the West Lake Landfill, and groups on opposing sides of the issue are already debating the impact of its findings. The landfill came to prominence last year when it was discovered that a subsurface event, or smoldering fire, was


Otto endorsing DeLear for seat

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Rep. Bill Otto, D-Maryland Heights, will endorse Byron DeLear tonight to replace him in the House. Otto is running for congress as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner. Otto and DeLear have worked together on local projects focused on the West Lake Landfill. “Byron has worked hard to learn

Texts from the Trail: Presidential politics dividing Missouri politicos into different camps

the sides began to align in Missouri in the presidential race. House Speaker Todd Richardson, who is leading the Marco Rubio effort, was joined by Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Congressman Jason Smith, in rolling out several dozen state legislators joining him in endorsing the Florida senator for president. The Speaker told Mark Reardon

U.S. senators file bill to transfer West Lake to Corps of Engineers

BRIDGETON, Mo. – Missouri’s federal delegation is leading an effort to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to take over cleanup of the West Lake Landfill. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the landfill. In past months, state lawmakers have come forward opposing the administrative switch. U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill have