Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Monthly Archives: December 2018


Great Rivers Represents Citizens for Third Time in their Fight to Stop a Concrete Plant Proposed for Land Near Shaw Nature Reserve

For the third time, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center is representing citizens in Franklin County who are fighting to prevent a concrete plant on land near residences and Shaw Nature Reserve.

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Guest Column: Judge Says Forest Service must ‘Speak for the Trees’ – The Courts See the Wisdom of The Lorax

Great Rivers is glad to see members of the bench find wisdom in Dr. Seuss’s words, and we encourage everyone to read and implement the message of The Lorax.

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A Tribute to Pat Jones by Kathleen Henry

Missouri has lost a state treasure with the passing of Pat. She did so much to preserve the environment and public health, all the while keeping her sense of humor and hope while observing things get worse in recent years. The world needs more people like Pat, who are not afraid to stand up for clean air, energy and water, and a healthy environment.

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Group Appeals Unconstitutional Passage of Law Giving Industry Control of Clean Water Commission

On behalf of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) and Carolyn Johnson, a resident of Stoddard County, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed suit in Cole County Circuit Court against the State of Missouri over its passage of House Bill 1713 in 2016 (HB 1713), which upset the balance between the public interest and regulated interests at the Clean Water Commission.

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A little humble bragging about our staff…

We are humbled by the outpouring of recognition we’ve received this year. In reality, our clients, our volunteers, and our donors deserve an award! It is because of your support, your work, your trust in us that we are able to shine, and to make a positive impact on the state and beyond. Thank you!

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