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Mission Statement

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit public interest environmental organization working to:

  • promote the public health by encouraging cleaner energy, improved environmental performance by businesses, and more efficient transportation and land use, thereby achieving cleaner air and water, and improving the quality of life in the region;
  • preserve open spaces, forests, floodplains and wetlands for their recreational, aesthetic, and agricultural benefits, and their values as flood storage and habitat for migratory birds and other species;
  • protect disadvantaged populations from an unreasonable share of the environmental burdens of modern society; and
  • aid and advise citizens and organizations in asserting and defending their interests in environmental values before administrative officials, and, as a last resort, before the courts.
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