Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

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EPA finds MDNR Non-Discrimination Requirements Inadequate

The findings will bring new protections to polluted communities across the state.

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Great Rivers Doubles Down in Fight Against Maryland Heights Floodplain Development

The proposed construction site sits adjacent to Creve Coeur Lake Park, abutting wetlands considered by the National Audubon Society to be an “urban oasis” for many migrating waders, waterfowl, and shorebirds, and the bird watchers who come to see them.

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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Selected to Best Law Firms in America 2021

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.

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Great Rivers Joins Petition Opposing Weakening of Endangered Species Act Guidelines

A monarch butterfly lands on Echinacea

The proposed changes would allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to more easily exclude from protection vital habitat endangered species depend on.

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Great Rivers Expands Capacity to Protect Region’s Most Vulnerable Children

New Staff Attorney Madeline Middlebrooks will fight dangerous lead contamination in local schools’ drinking water.

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Meet our 2020 Interns!

A talented pool of interns joined us this year.

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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center sees Victory in Water Pollution Case

It’s a good day for river recreationists and wildlife alike.

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Great Rivers Files Comments Challenging Legality of Cuts to NEPA

The changes would threaten local natural resources and exacerbate climate instability.

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Great Rivers Files Objections to Reckless Timber Harvest of Shawnee National Forest

As CO2 levels climb daily to new record levels, the last thing we need to do is to clear cut our forests.

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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center proudly welcomes third year law student Madeline Middlebrooks

Madeline Middlebrooks

Madeline will focus her work on local environmental justice and water contamination issues.

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Great Rivers Files Comments Opposing Maryland Heights’ Myopic Plan to Develop Floodplain at Taxpayers’ Expense

The City’s proposal for over $85,000,000 in tax incentives would jeopardize downstream citizens, vulnerable wildlife, and the funding of vital community services.

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Small Environmental Law Center Receives Recognition as a 2020 “Best Law Firm” for their Services to Protect the Environment and Preserve the Public Health.

The Team Receives no Government Funding and Relies on Donations to Sustain their Work.

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VICTORY! 1,000 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming Soon to Missouri

Electric Vehicle Charging

The program’s approval is a positive step toward much-needed improvement of air quality in the region and reducing our production of climate-change causing emissions.

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Great Rivers’ President Bruce Morrison Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020

Bruce Morrison

Mr. Morrison has devoted his work to the protection of the environment and public health since 2002.

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Great Rivers Works to Help Fight Fracking in Illinois; Court Orders Records to be Made Public

Fracking is harmful to air and water quality. Great Rivers’ intern helped fight fracking in Illinois.

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Water Quality Program Sees Victory! Great Rivers Confronts a Chronic Polluter of the Meramec River

The unlawful discharges had been made continuously for the past five years.

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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center President Announces 2019 Transition; Longtime General Counsel to Take the Helm

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center President Announces 2019 Resignation; Longtime General Counsel to Take the Helm

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Citizens in Jefferson County Get a Voice in Court

A group of citizens has been working hard to preserve the air and water quality near their homes since 2018. Now they’re getting a voice in Court.

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#GiveSTLDay Event a Lot of Fun!

May 1st, 2019 is #GiveSTLDay – the most generous day of the year in St. Louis, Missouri! Great Rivers joined other nonprofits at the St. Louis Community Foundation.

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Great Rivers to Present Hazardous Waste Report to NAACP Environmental Justice Committee

Thousands of Missourians are at a heightened risk of health issues as a result of their proximity to these hazardous waste sites that require continued management.

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