The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says Ameren must move the project boundary line to remove from within the project lands any lands that are not needed to operate the Bagnell Dam.
In a new order, FERC says that Ameren must move the boundary, identify any encroaching structures that affect operation of the dam, then work with those homeowners to reach a solution satisfactory to both parties. FERC says Ameren must file a plan with all of the planned redrawing by June 1st of next year.
In a factsheet, http://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2011/2011-4/11-10-11-factsheet.asp FERC says Ameren has had an obligation to prevent the construction of unauthorized structures in its boundary and has failed to carry out this obligation, allowing matters to get to the point where Ameren’s failures have left local property owners in a difficult situation.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who says U.S. Senate legislation against FERC will now be withheld, laid more of the difficult situation back on FERC.
The senator will hold a conference call at 9:30 this morning with FERC, local residents, and elected officials, allowing the media to listen but not participate. We will bring you that audio in the future.
We will talk with Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer today at 9:10 on the Morning Magazine.