Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Press Releases


EPA finds MDNR Non-Discrimination Requirements Inadequate

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

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Water Protection Groups File Notice to Sue Ameren over Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Violations

Great Rivers is representing concerned groups in the suit to stop the discharge of dangerous pollutants into Missouri’s groundwater and rivers.

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Evergy Withdraws Proposal to Charge Missouri Customers for Electricity They Did Not Use

A couple struggles with their bills

When utilities planned to levy unfair charges against consumers, we partnered with Sierra Club to challenge them.

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Great Rivers Files Title VI Complaint Against Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center has filed a Title VI Complaint on behalf of Dutchtown South Community Corporation (“DSCC”) and the St. Louis Branch of the NAACP (“NAACP”) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) against the Missouri Department of…

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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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Helpful Election Resources as we Near November 3

The Federal and Missouri general elections are coming up in just a few short weeks on Tuesday, November 3. Stay up to date, get prepared, and know your resources for what’s on the ballot and how to protect yours and…

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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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A Tribute to Wayne Goode

Great Rivers mourns the passing of a dear friend and tireless advocate for Missouri.

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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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COVID and Climate Change: The Power of Collective Action

If we can take anything from COVID-19, it’s that we are not separate from nature as much as we’d like to believe. No matter where we may be or how removed we are from the mercy of the natural world,…

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Citizens and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Continue Partnership to fight Commercial Development

A neighborhood initiative to prevent construction of a concrete plant enters its sixth consecutive year.

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Meet our 2020 Interns!

A talented pool of interns joined us this year.

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Settlement Reached: A Big Victory for the Big River

The settlement puts an end to unlawful discharge of harmful waste and allocates funds to help clean up the river.

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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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Conservation Groups Challenge Army Corps’ Mississippi River Plan

Corps’ Plan Increases Flood Risks and Damages Habitat; Analysis of Impacts Insufficient

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Missouri’s Endangered Species

By Grace Brinkmann Endangered Species Day is May 15th and gives us a great opportunity to learn about endangered species and how we can protect them. The United States is home to thousands of different plants and animals with whom…

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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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Missouri Wetlands: Our Unsung Resource

Wetlands in Missouri are one of our state’s highly beneficial and yet often unappreciated natural resources.

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