Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Land Use Program


Citizens File Suit Challenging Zoning Change Allowing Subdivision in Missouri Research Park

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center filed suit in the St. Charles County Circuit Court on behalf of Weldon Woods, Inc., and a citizen of Weldon Spring, asking the Court to void the rezoning allowing a huge subdivision to be built on wooded bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.

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GREAT RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER AND THE MISSOURI COALITION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT SUE STATE OF MISSOURI FOR UNCONSTITUTIONALLY PASSING LAW HOSTILE TO STATE PARKS

Great Rivers sues the state of Missouri for passing SB35 in an unconstitutional manner.

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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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Missouri Bans Destructive Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles

The Missouri Department of Conservation today banned commercial collection of the state’s wild freshwater turtles, in response to a petition filed by Great Rivers and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Great Rivers Rejects Forest Service’s “Forest Health Initiative”

Great Rivers opposes Forest Service’s plan to open 45,000 acres of Mark Twain National Forest to logging

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Missouri Proposes Ban on Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles

In response to a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, the Missouri Department of Conservation yesterday proposed a ban on commercial collection of the state’s wild freshwater turtles — following a national trend of ending unsustainable turtle harvesting.

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Great Rivers’ Suit Requesting Court to Prohibit St. Louis County From Selling a Portion of Sylvan Springs Park to the Department of Veterans Affairs for Use as a Cemetery Moves to the Court of Appeals

The lawsuit alleges the sale is illegal because the federal government dedicated the park to the County when it originally sold it to the County, and illegal because the County used bonds and taxes dedicated to parks that St. Louis County residents approved at the ballot box. The County has maintained it and the public has enjoyed it as a park for 65 years.

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