Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Air Quality and Public Health Program


Great Rivers Works to Help Fight Fracking in Illinois; Court Orders Records to be Made Public

Fracking is harmful to air and water quality. Great Rivers’ intern helped fight fracking in Illinois.

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Great Rivers Urges Ameren to Prioritize Citizens’ Health and Remove Coal Ash instead of Capping It

Great Rivers Urges Ameren to Prioritize Human Health

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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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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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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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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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Victory for Residents of Franklin County, MO! Planning and Zoning Commission Must Allow People to Speak at Hearings Before Voting – and Construction on a Concrete Plant is Halted!

Court decision upholds citizens right to be heard and halts construction of a concrete plant in Franklin County, Missouri.

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Great Rivers Files EPA Comments on West Lake Landfill on Behalf of NAACP

Great Rivers and NAACP advocate for the maximum removal of radioactive waste possible.

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Great Rivers Urges DNR to Protect Human Health in Sewage Treatment Plant in North St. Louis

Great Rivers Urges DNR to Protect Human Health in Air Pollution Permit issued to MSD

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