Ameren Drops Lake Dock Restrictions

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Friday, March 31 2006 Mar 31, 2006 Friday, March 31, 2006 6:16:29 PM CST March 31, 2006 in News
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The utility company is dropping its plan to limit boat docks along 200 miles of shoreline at the lake. Property owners were furious with the St. Louis-based utility for its lakeshore management plan that would, among other things, require docks to be at least 150 feet apart. The plan is part of Ameren's application to renew its federal permit to operate Bagnell Dam. The utility says the restrictions would protect the environment. On Wednesday, Gov. Blunt told the Department of Natural Resources to remove dock restrictions from the plan because, he said, the limits would hurt jobs, tourism and economic development in the popular tourist area.

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