Serving from California to New York to right here in St. Louis, meet this year’s wonderful group of interns.
With the passage of the GET LEAD OUT OF DRINKING WATER ACT on July 1, 2022, Madeline’s work bore tremendous fruit. The bill requires any public school, private school, or provider of an early childhood education program that receives state funding to test for lead in their institution’s drinking water fixtures and to install filters to remediate those sources that are compromised.
Great Rivers is representing Sierra Club Illinois and Prairie Rivers Network in an appeal of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency decision to grant a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to Williamson Energy LLC, the owner of Pond Creek coal mine. In the newly granted permit, the IEPA declined to even consider placing a proper limit on chloride releases from the Pond Creek coal mine, despite the harmful impact excess chloride can have on wildlife in the river, and allows level of iron, sulfate and other pollutants that will harm the environment and potentially public health.
Meet Great River’s talented 2022 interns.
St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske sat down with Bruce Morrison, President of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and Steve Taylor, press secretary for the Global Justice Ecology Project, to discuss new federal funding designated to remediate Superfund sites in Missouri. The conversation focused on the factors the EPA considers for site selection, the impact of site remediation on Missouri residents, and the importance of environmental justice and citizen advocacy.
Great Rivers has reached a joint resolution with Ameren Missouri to identify opportunities benefiting underserved communities through the deployment of renewable resources, efficient electrification, and energy savings programs.
Great Rivers, Sierra Club, and Prairie Rivers Network threaten a citizen suit against Sugar Camp Energy and American Consolidated Natural Resources.
Great Rivers is working to improve the quality of life in St. Louis’s Hyde Park Neighborhood.
We are fighting to close illegal roads in Ozark National Scenic Riverways and opposing a proposed mine along the Eleven Point River.
An update from Great Rivers’ president.
Spire isn’t telling the whole truth, which is that it’s scare mongering to escape a dilemma of its own making. Via Henry Robertson.
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are highly persistent “forever chemicals” that, when ingested, can lead to serious health problems including cancer and organ and immune system damage.
Great Rivers has raised legal concerns about a National Park Service plan to manage illegally created roads and trails within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Spending time in nature has proven to be a lifesaver during the pandemic — after all, exploring local parks, hiking trails, or even just relaxing in your backyard are all safe ways to escape being stuck inside while maintaining social distancing guidelines. But as it turns out, being outside has a whole host of physical and mental health benefits that will last long after COVID has passed.
Great Rivers Attorney Sarah Rubenstein reflects on what inspires her work, what she hopes to accomplish, and what cases have been the most difficult – and rewarding.
Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to excellence in the legal profession, has named Great Rivers Environmental Law Center to its 2021 edition of The Best Law Firms in America in the practice area of Environmental Litigation.
Since 2002, Great Rivers has served Missouri and Southern Illinois, providing free and reduced-fee legal services to individuals, organizations, and citizen groups. We strive to use our skills and connections to protect the environment and public health of our region.
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center works to protect our health and environment through six programs: Climate and Energy, Environmental Justice, Air Quality and Public Health, Water Quality, Wetlands and Floodplains, and Land Use.
There are a number of ways in which you can become meaningfully engaged with Great Rivers. Whether it’s bringing local issues to our attention, contributing financially or offering your skills in a volunteer capacity, you can help protect our environment!