Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Category: Press Releases


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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Volunteer Spotlight: Dan McFarlane

Dan serves on Great Rivers’ Young Professionals Board, and has led various committees during his service. Most recently, he led the events committee through the planning and execution of a Trivia Night in November 2018. He became involved as a…

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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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Guest Column: Judge Says Forest Service must ‘Speak for the Trees’ – The Courts See the Wisdom of The Lorax

Great Rivers is glad to see members of the bench find wisdom in Dr. Seuss’s words, and we encourage everyone to read and implement the message of The Lorax.

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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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