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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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Join Great Rivers’s Young Professionals Board at the Schlafly Taproom for their third annual Sunset Social event

Join Great Rivers’ staff and volunteers on Friday July 13th at the Schlafly Taproom in St. Louis!

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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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Local Activists Work to Restore the Osage River Downstream of Bagnell Dam.

Norm Prenger and his neighbors have been working hard to restore the lower Osage River in Missouri.

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NAACP and Ameren Missouri to Work Toward Providing Affordable, Renewable Energy to Low Income and Minority Communities

Ameren Missouri and the NAACP work together to provide affordable, renewable energy to persons who reside in low income and minority communities.

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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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Chocolate Threatened by Climate Change!

Did you know that climate change threatens chocolate?

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Climate and Energy Director Henry Robertson Goes to the Missouri Supreme Court for Renewable Energy

The case for renewable energy is heard today in the Missouri Supreme Court.

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16 Years with Great Rivers Environmental Law Center: Tom “Yusha” Sager Looks to the Past and Future as he Retires from the Board of Directors

May Great Rivers continue to be a positive force for our environment.

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Join Great Rivers at the Chocolate Factory!

For the love of chocolate, don’t miss our upcoming party!   Great Rivers at the Chocolate Factory Sunday, May 6th, 2018 4:30 pm – 7:00pm at the Caramel Room at Bissinger’s We will have a fun evening overlooking the Mississippi…

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Great Rivers visits Kansas City group

Sarah Willey, Director of Development and Community Outreach at Great Rivers, spoke at the Monday, March 5th meeting of the Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition in Prairie Village, Kansas.

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Great Rivers testimony leads to better testing to protect citizens from radioactive waste

On February 28, 2018, the Missouri DNR issued a new permit requiring radioactive testing of outfall from Bridgeton landfill.

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Preserving the Missouri Clean Water Law

On Monday, February 28th, 2018, Great Rivers staff attorney Bob Menees testified in front of the Missouri House of Representatives Rules- Administrative Oversight Committee against HB 1973. The bill would significantly weaken the Missouri Clean Water Law by limiting the…

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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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Why I Proudly Joined the Board of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

this guest blog post was written by Garrett Broshuis My grandfather and grandmother raised their ten kids in the forested hills of Bollinger County. You had to drive five miles down two rocky country roads to visit them, and in…

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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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Garrett Broshuis Joins Great Rivers’ Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome a new member to our Board of Directors! Garrett R. Broshuis is an attorney at Korein Tillery in St. Louis. He received his J.D. from Saint Louis University, where he graduated valedictorian and served as…

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Great visit to Springfield, MO

On Wednesday, October 11th, Sarah spoke to the Springfield Democratic Alliance about the importance of environmental law and citizen activism under an anti-environment political administration.

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