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Film & Discussion – “Coal Ash Stories”

Presented by Labadie Environmental Organization, The Missouri Sierra Club, Little Blue River Coalition, and Working Films.

There are four short films related to coal ash issues, including some about the Labadie Power Plant on the Missouri River. Some locals (Labadie Environmental Organization) have been fighting the building of a coal ash landfill in the floodplain of the Missouri River.

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Time and Place

Monday, March 16, 2015
7:00 pm

Westport CoffeeHouse Theater
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Where – Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO

When- Monday, March 16, 2015
6 p.m. – Social Hour
7 p.m. – Film Screening followed by discussion. 

Presentation is FREE and open to the public! Click here for flier (pdf). 

Imagine being afraid to drink your water, take a bath, fish or farm.  These are the fears facing communities near coal ash pits in Missouri and throughout the country.You’re invited to Coal Ash Stories, an event featuring four short films focused on coal ash, public health concerns, related policy, and ways that communities are responding.  Come learn about the issues, participate in a community discussion, and meet filmmaker Rhiannon Fionn.

This is a FREE public event. Share with friends and be sure to RSVP and mark your calendar.

This film is presented by Labadie Environmental Organization, who has been fighting permitting of a new coal ash landfill in the Missouri River floodplain upstream of St. Louis.


Westport CoffeeHouse – 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City, Mo – www.westportcoffeehouse.com

The Westport CoffeeHouse is in the Westport entertainment area, midtown KC, south of downtown and north of the Plaza.  The main intersection is Westport Rd and Broadway.  From this intersection, go west on Westport Rd one block to Pennsylvania. Turn north (right).

OR you can get there from the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd.  Go east on Westport Rd to Pennsylvania. Turn north (left).

Westport Coffee House is approximately one block down on the west side of Pennsylvania.  Parking can be had either south of the coffee house in the large parking lot or just north of the coffee house alongside the building.  Enter through Green Room Burgers or Westport CoffeeHouse.

Resources and Links


Residents Express Concerns About Water at Ameren Permit Hearing– by Josh Mitchell Missourian Staff Writer, emissourian.com, Feb. 22, 2015

“After 16 years with lapsed power plant permit, Ameren’s new wastewater proposal gets public hearing” – b

“Ameren, Franklin County Strike Back In The Legal Battle Over Labadie’s Coal Ash Landfill“- by

The Big Muddy Speakers Series in Kansas City

is hosted by these wonderful partners!

Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible! Click here for a list of upcoming presentations» The Big Muddy Speaker Series is also held monthly in Rocheport and St. Charles.

Recordings of Presentations

Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org. Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online! The Big Muddy Speaker Series is partially funded by the Columbia Ecological Services Field Office (USFWS) and the Mo. Dept. of Conservation.