Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Press Releases


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 Environmental Law Center Serves Notice of Intent to Sue to Protect Meramec River from Oil, Grease and Chlorine Pollution

“Discharges from MotoMart have consistently violated and continue to violate the Clean Water Act and present a direct and substantial threat to the water quality of the Meramec River, especially in light of Meramec River’s status as an impaired water.”

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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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Citizens Forced to go to Court for Third Time in their Fight to Stop a Concrete Plant Proposed for Land near Shaw Nature Reserve

On March 12, 2019, the Franklin County Commission voted to approve a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation allowing a concrete plant to be built near residences. The citizens who live nearby will go to court to fight this decision.

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Harris

Rachel has served on Great Rivers’ Young Professionals Board since June 2017.

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