Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Press Releases


Great Rivers Calls for Increased Environmental Protection in Congress’ Water Resource Development Acts

Great Rivers urged the Army Corps to ensure that federal investments in the nation’s water resources protect and restore the environment, as well as increase the resiliency of people and wildlife to climate change.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Segolene Renaze

Segolene Renaze serves on the Young Professional Board at Great Rivers.

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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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From the Kitchen of our Young Professionals Board: Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

From the kitchen of one of our young professionals, a eco-friendly vegan stroganoff!

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Dan McFarlane

Dan serves on Great Rivers’ Young Professionals Board, and has led various committees during his service. Most recently, he led the events committee through the planning and execution of a Trivia Night in November 2018. He became involved as a…

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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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