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Ethan Thompson Joins Great Rivers

Ethan received his JD from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters of Political Science from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

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Resolution to Increase Solar Opportunities Reached; Advocacy for Accelerated Coal Retirements Continues

Great Rivers has reached a joint resolution with Ameren Missouri to identify opportunities benefiting underserved communities through the deployment of renewable resources, efficient electrification, and energy savings programs.

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Combatting the Threat of PFAS

Great Rivers, Sierra Club, and Prairie Rivers Network threaten a citizen suit against Sugar Camp Energy and American Consolidated Natural Resources.

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Cleaning Up the Hyde Park Neighborhood

Great Rivers is working to improve the quality of life in St. Louis’s Hyde Park Neighborhood.

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An Update From Our Sustainable Lands Program

We are fighting to close illegal roads in Ozark National Scenic Riverways and opposing a proposed mine along the Eleven Point River.

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President’s Letter

An update from Great Rivers’ president.

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Will We Freeze This Winter? A Response to Spire.

Spire isn’t telling the whole truth, which is that it’s scare mongering to escape a dilemma of its own making. Via Henry Robertson.

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Notice Filed of Intent to Sue Coal Mine Operator over Illegal Discharge of PFAS-Laden Foam

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are highly persistent “forever chemicals” that, when ingested, can lead to serious health problems including cancer and organ and immune system damage.

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Protecting the Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Great Rivers has raised legal concerns about a National Park Service plan to manage illegally created roads and trails within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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How to Make the Most of Nature: Activities and Outings for Families to Prevent Nature-Deficit Disorder

Spending time in nature has proven to be a lifesaver during the pandemic — after all, exploring local parks, hiking trails, or even just relaxing in your backyard are all safe ways to escape being stuck inside while maintaining social distancing guidelines. But as it turns out, being outside has a whole host of physical and mental health benefits that will last long after COVID has passed.

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Attorney Spotlight – Sarah Rubenstein

Great Rivers Attorney Sarah Rubenstein reflects on what inspires her work, what she hopes to accomplish, and what cases have been the most difficult – and rewarding.

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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Selected to Best Law Firms in America 2021

Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to excellence in the legal profession, has named Great Rivers Environmental Law Center to its 2021 edition of The Best Law Firms in America in the practice area of Environmental Litigation.

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Settlement Reached: A Big Victory for the Big River

The settlement puts an end to unlawful discharge of harmful waste and allocates funds to help clean up the river.

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Great Rivers Files Comments Challenging Legality of Cuts to NEPA

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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