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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center has six programs. Climate and Energy Program Environmental Justice Program Air Quality and Public Health Program Water Quality Program Wetlands and Floodplains Program Land Use Program  

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Press Releases

Citizens File Suit Challenging Zoning Change Allowing Subdivision in Missouri Research Park

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.

Victory for the Climate in the Missouri Supreme Court

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.

Victory for Save Sugar Creek in Kirkwood City Council – Rezoning that could increase flood risk has been denied.

Last week, Save Sugar Creek and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center won a great victory. The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously against a rezoning request that they’d been fighting because it would lead to increased flooding of Sugar Creek, an impaired water body.