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GREAT RIVERS
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
319 N. Fourth St., Suite 800
St. Louis, MO  63102
(314) 231-4181


Lawyers for the Environment

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing free and reduced-fee public interest legal services to individuals and organizations working to protect and preserve Missouri's environment and public health.  

 

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There are reasons for environmental laws and regulations. Without them, our cities are dark during the day and night, and our rivers burn with pollution. Great Rivers will continue to fight against climate change and for clean air and water using every available law and regulation.

Daylight in downtown St. Louis in 1939  

Cuyahoga River burns

A man lights a cigarette as streetlights along Olive Street in downtown St. Louis glow during the daytime hours of November 28, 1939.
Source, Fair use: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31381088
 

An oil slick on the Cuyahoga River - polluted from decades of industrial waste - caught fire on a Sunday morning in June 1969.
Source: Circa 71, Wordpress.com


 

Henry at Missouri Supreme Court               Mesker Estate

Henry Robertson and our clients
at the Missouri Supreme Court
November 16, 2016

  Great Rivers Environmental Law Center will hold its Twelth Annual Awards Celebration at the gorgeous Mesker Estate along the Missouri River bank on September 24, 2017. Save the Date! Thanks to our sponsor.
    View photos of last year's event taken by Diane Anderson for the Ladue News


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PRESS RELEASES

Great Rivers Urges Missouri Department of Natural Resources to require Coast Energy to remove its Asphalt Storage Tanks from the Eleven Point River
July 7, 2017

On behalf of the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP and North St. Louis residents, Great Rivers Urges Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Consider
Disparate Impacts before Issuing Air Pollution Permit to Mallinckrodt, LLC.
for its North St. Louis Facility
Read the Comments
June 12, 2017

Missouri Supreme Court Lets Stand Obstruction of State Renewable Energy Law
Read the Press Release
April 25, 2017

Great Rivers reaches Settlement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources over its failure to issue an air pollution permit to Mallinckrodt since 1997
Read the Press Release
April 11, 2017

Great Rivers reaches Settlement between Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Worlds of Fun that Will Benefit Shoal Creek Watershed and the Missouri River
Read the Press Release
March 9, 2017

Great Rivers files Complaint with Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources over its failure to issue a Clean Air Act Permit to Mallinckrodt, Inc., for its North St. Louis operation.
Read the Press Release
February 15, 2017

Great Rivers Takes the Renewable Energy Battle to the Missouri Supreme Court
November 16, 2016

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2017 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America®
November 1, 2016
 
Missouri Agrees to Consider Ban on Unlimited Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles
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October 25, 2016

Best Lawyers® Names Great Rivers Environmental Law Center’s Bruce Morrison to its List of Best Lawyers St. Louis 2017!



Great Rivers takes Case Concerning Franklin County's Proposed Concrete Plant to Missouri Court of Appeals
August 29, 2016

Great Rivers Urges Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Deny Worlds of Fun's Operating Permit Application
June 23, 2016
 
Boonville Katy Trail Railroad Bridge to Open in Ceremony April 2, 2016
Great Rivers Fought to Protect It!
March 31, 2016
 
Great Rivers tells the VA that $47,000/acre is not a good use of taxpayers' Funds
January 29, 2016
 
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