Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Press Releases


Great Rivers 2021 Interns

Serving from California to New York to right here in St. Louis, meet this year’s wonderful group of interns!

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Great Rivers Submits Comments to EPA on Lead and Copper Rule Revision

Madeline Middlebrooks, our Equal Justice Works Fellow, has been working on lead contamination issues present in St. Louis area schools.

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New Report Exposes Shortcomings in Missouri Utilities’ Climate Pledges

Great Rivers is urging the Public Service Commission (PSC) to expedite the companies’ transitions to clean energy sources.

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Great Rivers Engages MDNR to Improve Missouri’s Air Quality

The cumulative effects of exposure to multiple sources of air pollution – especially in the young and the elderly – increases one’s risk of developing asthma and other respiratory illnesses, cancer, and heart disease.

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Local Podcast Highlights Community Reaction to Great Rivers’ EPA Complaint

The podcast, which features Great Rivers attorneys and community organizers, explores the impact of polluters and what the EPA’s findings mean for the future of all Missourians.

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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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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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