Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

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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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Great Rivers and the Missouri NAACP Opposed EPA’s Plan to Roll Back Hazardous Emissions from Coal

Regulation of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act protects individuals, families and communities, especially those of color, from unnecessary premature deaths, asthma attacks, cancer, neurological deficits and heart attacks.  With 68% of African Americans living within…

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Great Rivers Submits Comments On Bridgeton Landfill

The comments seek to ensure that Bridgeton Landfill’s operations comply with air pollution requirements as much as possible.

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Great Rivers Files Comments to Protect Clean Water

Great Rivers files comments about a proposal that would remove protections for at least half the remaining wetlands in the United States.

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Great Rivers Demands St. Louis City Clean Up Polluting Business in Hyde Park

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center sent a formal Complaint to the City of St. Louis on behalf of residents of the Hyde Park neighborhood in North St. Louis.

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Missouri Public Service Commission Approves Wind Transmission Line After Long Battle

The Missouri Public Service Commission approved construction of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, which Great Rivers Environmental Law Center has supported from the start.

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Clean Water Act Applies to Discharges of Pollutants to Groundwater

What is the US Supreme Court case on groundwater pollution all about? Great Rivers staff attorney Bob Menees explains.

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Great Rivers Files Opening Brief in the Missouri Supreme Court to Protect Missouri’s Water Quality

Missouri’s waterways need a voice, and we are here to serve as that voice!

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Nominate an Environmental Champion Today for a Lewis C. Green Award

We invite you to nominate an environmental champion for a Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award!

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5 Reasons Why I Love Clean Energy

All of us can show some love for the environment, and specifically renewable energy sources, and not just on Valentine’s Day.

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Chalaun Lomax Joins Great Rivers Environmental Law Center as Spring Intern

Chalaun Lomax, a senior at Washington University, will be joining Great Rivers as an intern for the spring semester!

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Franklin County Residents Speak Against Concrete Plant Near Shaw Nature Reserve at Hearing

A dedicated group of Franklin County residents spoke yesterday at a public hearing regarding a developer’s request to re-zone land near their homes so he can build a concrete plant. Great Rivers has represented a group of citizens on this matter since 2014.

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Victory! Developer Abandons Plans to Build Silica Sand Mine in Hillsboro, MO

A developer has shelved his plans to develop a silica sand mine in a residential and agricultural neighborhood in Hillsboro, Missouri.

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Guest Column: Fred the Turtle Has Something to Say

Hi, my name is Fred, and I’m a snapping turtle. I want to talk to you about Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and how you can help them protect my family and my home.

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