Citizens in Hillsboro, MO, have been working hard to preserve the air and water quality as well as the landscape near their homes since learning earlier this year of a developer’s plans to build a silica sand mine. On October…
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed suit in the St. Charles County Circuit Court on behalf of Weldon Woods, Inc., and a citizen of Weldon Spring, asking the Court to void the rezoning allowing a huge subdivision to be built on wooded bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of a new wind transmission line, the Clean Line Grain Belt Express. This project will bring clean, renewable, and affordable wind energy from Kansas to the Eastern energy grid. The line’s proposed path will pass through northern Missouri, and will provide some of this energy to local utilities, as well.
Great Rivers sues the state of Missouri for passing SB35 in an unconstitutional manner.
Court decision upholds citizens right to be heard and halts construction of a concrete plant in Franklin County, Missouri.
On February 28, 2018, the Missouri DNR issued a new permit requiring radioactive testing of outfall from Bridgeton landfill.
The Missouri Department of Conservation today banned commercial collection of the state’s wild freshwater turtles, in response to a petition filed by Great Rivers and the Center for Biological Diversity.
Great Rivers opposes Forest Service’s plan to open 45,000 acres of Mark Twain National Forest to logging
Great Rivers is taking action to ensure that climate change is considered in decisions to approve pipelines. On behalf of Juli Viel, a resident of St. Louis County, Great Rivers filed Comments on the Environmental Assessment in the federal approval process for Spire’s proposed natural gas pipeline slated to be built through a poor minority community of St. Louis County, and to cross the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers in the St. Louis area.
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