Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Land Use Program


Great Rivers Files Comments Challenging Legality of Cuts to NEPA

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center works to enforce environmental laws.

The changes would threaten local natural resources and exacerbate climate instability.

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Great Rivers Files Objections to Reckless Timber Harvest of Shawnee National Forest

As CO2 levels climb daily to new record levels, the last thing we need to do is to clear cut our forests.

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Success! Subsidized Development of 2,409 acres Abutting Wetlands and Creve Coeur Park CANCELLED

When environmental concerns about the development seemed to fall on deaf ears, Great Rivers attorneys Bob Menees and Sarah Rubenstein raised important issues about the legality of the proposed plan.

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Great Rivers Files Comments Opposing Maryland Heights’ Myopic Plan to Develop Floodplain at Taxpayers’ Expense

The City’s proposal for over $85,000,000 in tax incentives would jeopardize downstream citizens, vulnerable wildlife, and the funding of vital community services.

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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 Environmental Law Center Appeals Trial Court Ruling to Missouri Supreme Court Over Legislature’s Unconstitutionally Passing Law Hostile to State Parks

Great Rivers files notice of appeal to Missouri Supreme Court over S.B. 35

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Developer Drops Fight for Silica Sand Mine!

Fight over silica sand mine is over for now.

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Citizens in Jefferson County Get a Voice in Court

A group of citizens has been working hard to preserve the air and water quality near their homes since 2018. Now they’re getting a voice in Court.

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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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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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