Serving from California to New York to right here in St. Louis, meet this year’s wonderful group of interns.
VICTORY ALERT: Great Rivers successfully squashes subpoena on behalf of longtime safe-agriculture activist.
Your household shouldn’t be penalized for energy conservation. We engaged the Missouri Public Service Commission to require Ameren to step up and keep costs down.
An authorization of wastewater discharge would threaten a recreational river.
From Michigan to St. Louis, our interns bring a wide array of skills and interests to our work this summer.
Ameren’s proposed solar facility would transform the energy landscape of the region.
A potentially unlawful permit was terminated after the Ste. Genevieve community raised concerns. But mining giant NexGen Silica isn’t backing down.
The last thing polluted communities need is more pollution, yet unfortunately it’s what they often get.
The fate of renewable energy depends on critical transmission lines. It’s time for the Missouri Public Service Commission to get on board.
Water treatment facilities in rural Missouri and the state’s largest metro area both accused of violating bedrock federal environmental law.
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 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.
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.
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.
When environmental concerns about the development seemed to fall on deaf ears, Great Rivers attorneys Bob Menees and Sarah Rubenstein raised important issues about the legality of the proposed plan.
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!