Great Rivers Environmental Law Center


St. Louis on the Air Features President Bruce Morrison

St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske sat down with Bruce Morrison, President of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and Steve Taylor, press secretary for the Global Justice Ecology Project, to discuss new federal funding designated to remediate Superfund sites in Missouri. The conversation focused on the factors the EPA considers for site selection, the impact of site remediation on Missouri residents, and the importance of environmental justice and citizen advocacy.

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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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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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Retiring but not Slowing Down

After more than 15 years working at Great Rivers to bring renewable energy to Missouri, Henry Robertson has decided to continue that work in a different capacity – as a volunteer.

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Meet our 2021 Interns

Serving from California to New York to right here in St. Louis, meet this year’s wonderful group of interns.

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Conservation Groups Challenge Army Corps’ Mississippi River Plan

Corps’ Plan Increases Flood Risks and Damages Habitat; Analysis of Impacts Insufficient

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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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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center proudly welcomes third year law student Madeline Middlebrooks

Madeline Middlebrooks

Madeline will focus her work on local environmental justice and water contamination issues.

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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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Change Starts With You

Eva Kappas

Climate action can’t wait.

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VICTORY! 1,000 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming Soon to Missouri

Electric Vehicle Charging

The program’s approval is a positive step toward much-needed improvement of air quality in the region and reducing our production of climate-change causing emissions.

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Great Rivers Proudly Welcomes Sarah Rubenstein

Sarah brings a wealth of legal experience and a heart for protecting future generations.

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Great Rivers’ President Bruce Morrison Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020

Bruce Morrison

Mr. Morrison has devoted his work to the protection of the environment and public health since 2002.

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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 Will Proudly Present the 2019 Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award to Kathleen Henry

Ms. Henry’s nomination was chosen by unanimous consensus of the Board of Directors.

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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center President Announces 2019 Transition; Longtime General Counsel to Take the Helm

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center President Announces 2019 Resignation; Longtime General Counsel to Take the Helm

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Great Rivers Urges Ameren to Prioritize Citizens’ Health and Remove Coal Ash instead of Capping It

Great Rivers Urges Ameren to Prioritize Human Health

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Great Rivers Welcomes Back Linden Mueller!

Linden Mueller

Great Rivers Development Director Linden Mueller

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Join Us for Nuclear Fool’s Day on April 1st!

On April Fool’s Day, join us for a conversation on why nuclear fuel is for fools, and learn how you can get involved in building a clean energy future.

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