Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Press Releases


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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A note from a client on Giving Tuesday

One of the clients you enabled us to serve this year wants to share how generosity from donors like you impacted him this year.

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Citizens in Jefferson County Pursue a Voice in Court as They Fight to Stop a Silica Sand Mine

Citizens in Hillsboro, MO, have been working hard to preserve the air and water quality as well as the landscape near their homes since learning earlier this year of a developer’s plans to build a silica sand mine. On October…

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Thank you to the Employees Community Fund of Boeing for their Generous Support of Great Rivers!

Great Rivers is honored to receive a generous grant of $10,000 from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing to support our work to bring environmental justice to the residents of North St. Louis. These funds will help us continue and…

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Why I Joined Great Rivers Environmental Law Center’s Young Professionals Board and Why You Should, Too

Last year, I joined the Young Professionals Board of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center. As a former intern, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to re-connect. After all, President Kathleen Henry took me to a robot convention on the…

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Great Rivers named finalist for Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Award at 2018 YNPN Standing Ovation Awards

Great Rivers is honored to be listed as a finalist for the Outstanding Nonprofit Organization Award

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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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Victory for the Climate in the Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of a new wind transmission line, the Clean Line Grain Belt Express. This project will bring clean, renewable, and affordable wind energy from Kansas to the Eastern energy grid. The line’s proposed path will pass through northern Missouri, and will provide some of this energy to local utilities, as well.

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Victory for Save Sugar Creek in Kirkwood City Council – Rezoning that could increase flood risk has been denied.

Last week, Save Sugar Creek and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center won a great victory. The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously against a rezoning request that they’d been fighting because it would lead to increased flooding of Sugar Creek, an impaired water body.

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