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PRESS RELEASES

Great Rivers Urges FERC to Consider Climate Change Before Approving Spire's Pipeline that will cross St. Louis City and County
November 3, 2017

Great Rivers Included in Best Law Firms 2018, for the Sixth Year in a Row

November 1, 2017

In response to a Petition filed by Great Rivers and the Center for Biological Diversity, Missouri Proposes a Ban on Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles
October 3, 2017

Great Rivers Urges National Park Service to Deny Request to Convert Land in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park to Ice Hockey Sports Complex

July 21, 2017

Great Rivers Urges Missouri Department of Natural Resources to require Coast Energy to remove its Asphalt Storage Tanks from the Eleven Point River
July 7, 2017

On behalf of the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP and North St. Louis residents, Great Rivers Urges Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Consider
Disparate Impacts before Issuing Air Pollution Permit to Mallinckrodt, LLC.
for its North St. Louis Facility
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June 12, 2017

Missouri Supreme Court Lets Stand Obstruction of State Renewable Energy Law
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April 25, 2017

Great Rivers reaches settlement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources over its failure to issue an air pollution permit to Mallinckrodt since 1997
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April 11, 2017

Great Rivers reaches Settlement between Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Worlds of Fun that Will Benefit Shoal Creek Watershed and the Missouri River
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March 9, 2017

Great Rivers files Complaint with Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources over its failure to issue a Clean Air Act Permit to Mallinckrodt, Inc., for its North St. Louis operation.
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February 15, 2017

Great Rivers Takes the Renewable Energy Battle to the Missouri Supreme Court November 16, 2016

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2017 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America®
November 1, 2016
 
Missouri Agrees to Consider Ban on Unlimited Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles
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October 25, 2016

Best Lawyers® Names Great Rivers Environmental Law Center’s Bruce Morrison to its List of Best Lawyers St. Louis 2017!


Great Rivers takes Case Concerning Franklin County's Proposed Concrete Plant to Missouri Court of Appeals
August 29, 2016
 
Great Rivers Urges Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Deny Worlds of Fun's Operating Permit Application
June 23, 2016
 
Boonville Katy Trail Railroad Bridge to Open in Ceremony April 2, 2016
Great Rivers Fought to Protect It!
March 31, 2016
 
Great Rivers tells the VA that $47,000/acre is not a good use of taxpayers' Funds
January 29, 2016
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2016 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America® December 16, 2015

Great Rivers files Suit on behalf of concerned citizens against St. Louis County over proposed sale of a portion of Sylvan Springs Park to Department of Veterans Affairs for use as a Cemetery
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December 10, 2015

Great Rivers files Suit on behalf of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment against Cedar Fair and a subsidiary for Clean Water Act violations at Worlds of Fun Amusement and Waterpark in Kansas City
November 17, 2015

Great Rivers Urges U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Consider Several Factors Before Signing Off on Missouri's Purchase of Land Near Eleven Point River

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October 15, 2015
 
Great Rivers Sues Franklin County Over Rezoning Allowing
Concrete Plant Near Shaw Nature Reserve
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September 29, 2015

Great Rivers Urges U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Reject Climate Changing Causing Permit for Coal Company's Proposed Surface Mine
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September 14, 2015

On Behalf of Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Great Rivers
Writes St. Louis County Executive and Council
and Urges County to Save Sylvan Springs Park
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September 1, 2015
 
Great Rivers Urges the Corps of Engineers to Protect the Little Blue River
and Wetlands Near Grandview, MO
August 24, 2015
 
Great Rivers Appeals Circuit Court Decision on Renewable Energy Standard
to Missouri Supreme Court
June 25, 2015
 
Great Rivers Files Motion to Compel Public Service Commission to Order Empire District Electric Company to Offer Solar Rebates
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April 3, 2015


Concerned Citizens Claim Victory when Developer Withdraws Application to Build Concrete Plant next to Shaw Nature Reserve
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March 3, 2015

Great Rivers Represents Citizens' Groups in Victory in Missouri Supreme Court
over Solar Rebate Issue
February 10, 2015
 
Great Rivers Files Suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
over Freedom of Information Law
December 29, 2014

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2015 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America
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November 1, 2014
 
Great Rivers Files Suit to Stop Concrete Plant from being built in Franklin County next to Shaw Nature Reserve
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August 21, 2014

Great Rivers Files Suit Requesting Court to Order St. Louis County Board of Elections to put Olivette Parks Measure on the November Ballot
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August 21, 2014
On August 26, 2014, the Court ordered the Board of Elections to do so!

Great Rivers Files Suit to Protect Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, MO

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June 6, 2014



Mississippi River Joins List of Most Endangered Rivers in America
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April 9, 2014


Great Rivers Urges National Park Service to Adopt Management Plan for Ozark National Scenic Riverways that Best Protects the Rivers
February 7, 2014
 
Great Rivers Files Suit Against Empire Electric Company in the Missouri Supreme Court over Empire's Failure to Comply with the Renewable Energy Law
January 24, 2014
 
Great Rivers files Comments urging Missouri Department of Natural Resources to limit Pollutants Discharged in North St. Louis Plant
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January 6, 2014

Great Rivers files Comments Opposing Flanagan South Pipeline as Contributing to Climate Change and Environmental Pollution
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December 19, 2013

Great Rivers' Attorneys Bruce Morrison and Henry Robertson Discuss Cases on KDHX
November 18, 2013

Judge Denies State Motion to Terminate Temporary Restraining Order
Regarding Asphalt Plant Case
November 14, 2013
 
New Management Plan for Ozark National Scenic Riverways Inadequate to Protect Water Quality, Endangered Hellbenders
November 8, 2013
 
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2014 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America
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November 1, 2013
 
Great Rivers Obtains Temporary Restraining Order in Ideker Asphalt Plant
Case in Kansas City Area
 
Great Rivers Files Suit over Asphalt Plant in Kansas City area
October 11, 2013
 
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Presented Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Awards to Steve Mahfood and St. Louis Public Radio
October 1, 2013
 
Great Rivers Files Suit Against the Army Corps of Engineers over its Failure to Release Documents Relating to Wetlands in the Mississippi River Basin
September 23, 2013
 
Great Rivers Files Comments Urging the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to Require More Stringent Pollution Controls on the Permit for Beelman River Terminals in North St. Louis
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September 16, 2013

Great Rivers files Comments in Opposition to the Hunt-Lima, Illinois', Drainage District's Application to the Corps of Engineers for a Permit to Perform Levee Improvements
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September 3, 2013

 
Great Rivers' Attorney Bruce Morrison is interviewed on Channel 5 News and quoted on WKMS 91.3 FM on the New Madrid/St. Johns Bayou Levee Project
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August 26, 2013
August 28, 2013

Great Rivers Files Suit Against Missouri Governmental Agencies for Obstructing Implementation of State Renewable Energy Law
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August 19, 2013

Great Rivers Files Suit over Army Corps of Engineers' Failure to Release Documents Relating to Flanagan South Pipeline
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August 16, 2013

Great Rivers Objects to Eagle "Take" Permit
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August 1, 2013

Obama Administration Should Stop the New Madrid Levee Project
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July 19, 2013

Great Rivers Serves Notice of Intent to Sue to Protect Ozark Hellbender and Four Other Endangered Species in Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest
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February 26, 2013

Missouri Appellate Court Upholds Major Energy Efficiency Rules
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January 16, 2013

Great Rivers Files Suit Against MSD and the Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Construction of a Concrete Block Wall in Two Mile Creek in Des Peres, MO
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November 28, 2012

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Included in Best Law Firms 2013 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in America
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November 1, 2012

Great Rivers presents the Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Awards to Ron Coleman and Terry Cunningham
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September 24, 2012

NRC Freezes all Nuclear Reactor Construction & Operating Licenses in the United States
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August 7, 2012

Victory for Energy Efficiency!
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August 1, 2012

Great Rivers Files Comments in Support of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Jameson Island Shallow Water Habitat Restoration Project
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June 27, 2012

Great Rivers will Present its Annual Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Awards to Ron Coleman and Terry Cunningham at a party on September 23, 2012.
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June 20, 2012

Environmental Groups Oppose Ameren Missouri's Twenty-Year Plan Slashing Funds for Energy Efficiency
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November 29, 2011

Bruce A. Morrison, General Counsel for Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, Named Best Lawyers' "Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2012"
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October 11, 2011

Great Rivers presents Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award to Dr. Peter Raven
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October 2, 2011

Petitioners Ask Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Rethink Callaway 2 License After Fukushima
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April 25, 2011

Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Awards Presented to Senator Joan Bray and Don Corrigan.
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November 19, 2010

Great Rivers Files Petition in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Designate Critical Habitat for the Endangered Pallid Sturgeon
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November 17, 2010

Case Against Smelter Moves Forward!
Great Rivers Prevails in Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, on Crystal City Case.
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October 27, 2010

Great Rivers Files Suit Against Empire District Electric Over Solar Rebate
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March 16, 2010

Great Rivers Files Suit Against City of St. Charles alleging St. Charles illegally declared floodplains blighted areas
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February 9, 2010

Flood Insurance Program Threatens Endangered Species in Missouri
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December 3, 2009

Nuclear Regulators Stop all Action on Callaway 2 License
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August 31, 2009

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Files Petition to Intervene on Behalf of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Missourians for Safe Energy Against AmerenUE's Application to Build New Nuclear Reactor
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April 7, 2009

Environmental Organizations Urge EPA to Remove Radioactive Wastes From West Lake Landfill in the Missouri River Floodplain
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April 2, 2009

Great Rivers Files Suit Against FEMA alleging urban levee fails to meet FEMA's design requirements.
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December 30, 2008

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Files Suit on Behalf of Renew Missouri against Misouri Public Service Commission Over Net Metering Rule
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December 23, 2008

Environmental Organizations Seek Intervention in AmerenUEs $251 Million Rate Case; Illegal Charges at Issue
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October 2, 2008

Federal Court Cites City of St. Louis for Illegal Asbestos Removal
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September 15, 2008

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Finds AmerenUE's Long-range Plan Fatally Deficient
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June 19, 2008

Great Rivers Requests Department of Homeland Security to Review Coast Guard's Actions Involving Historic Boonville Bridge
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April 23, 2008

Great Rivers files comments opposing AmerenUE's Plans to store wastes from its Sioux coal-fired plant in the floodplains of the Missouri River
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February 15, 2008

Citizens File Petition for Clean Energy Requirement
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January 23, 2008

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center and Missouri Parks Association Sue Over Taum Sauk
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December 11, 2007

Great Rivers to Sue Over Taum Sauk on Behalf of Missouri Parks Association
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November 2, 2007

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District reversed the judgment of the trial court and declared Buehler Park in Rolla, MO, to be a public park
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August 7, 2007

U.S. District Court  ruled that an Environmental Assessment prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for proposed 1,000 year levee in Jefferson City, MO, is defective
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May 24, 2007

Citizens Win in Coal Power Plant Battle - Missouri Appellate Court rebuffs Kansas City Power & Light's attempt to deny public participation in rate hike decision
February 27, 2007

Great Rivers Takes the Legal Battle Over Rolla's Buehler Park Back to the Missouri Court of Appeals
October 23, 2006

Union Pacific Railroad Tries to Prevent Katy Trail Donor and Katy Trail Contract Signers From Filing Friend of the Court Brief
September 20, 2006

Great Rivers Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Three Former DNR Directors in Opposition to Governor Blunt's No-Bid Giveaway of Katy Trail Boonville Lift Bridge
September 5, 2006

Great Rivers Intervenes in Missouri Public Service Commission on Behalf of Net Metering
August 16, 2006

Rolla's Buehler Park Controversy Will Have its Day in Court
August 2, 2006

Rolla's Buehler Park Legal Battle Headed Back to Trial Court
July 11, 2006

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Prevails in Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, on Buehler Park
April 14, 2006

Sierra Club Threatens to Sue the Environmental Protection Agency Over Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Failure to Submit Required List of Impaired Waters Due in 2004 and 2006
April 4, 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals Reinstates Lawsuit Over Proposed Levee in Jefferson City, MO
April 4, 2006

Department of Natural Resources Objects to Citizens Lawsuit -- Wants it dismissed on the basis that citizens have "no interest" in the Katy Trail
January 10, 2006

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Challenges AmerenUE's Confidentiality Claim
January 6, 2006

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center warns of increased health risks if coal plant is built
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Dec. 9, 2005

Katy Trail donor wants to submit information in Katy Bridge lawsuit
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Dec. 8, 2005

Lawsuit filed in Cole County, MO, in an effort to save the Boonville Lift Bridge and preserve Missouri's Katy Trail
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Nov. 21, 2005

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center sues to stop coal-burning power plant in Platte County, MO
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Sept. 22, 2005

Suit filed in Federal Court against City of St. Louis and its airport authority for violating federal environmental laws regarding asbestos removal
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May 5, 2005

Court of Appeals issues ruling in trash transfer station case
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March 8, 2005

Great Rivers and Citizens for Preservation of Buehler Park file suit to save historic Buehler Park in Rolla, MO
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March 3, 2005

Great Rivers filed a notice of appeal on behalf of  the Sierra Club to the Air Conservation Commission over the permit the DNR issued to the City Utilities Company of Springfield, Missouri, for the construction of a new coal-fired power plant
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January 14, 2005

Great Rivers files amicus brief challenging legality of Wal-Mart in Historic New Orleans
December 8, 2004

Great Rivers Seeks Leave to File a Friend of the Court Brief in a Defamation Case
May 21, 2004

The National Trust Joins Legal Battle to Stop Wal-Mart in Historic New Orleans
January 21, 2004

Great Rivers Files Suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Super Levee
November 24, 2003

Safe Handling of Waste - Managed Environmentally (“ShowMe”) Suit Filed Against DNR
October 24, 2003

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Celebrates First Anniversary
July 29, 2003

Great Rivers Environmental Law Urges Caution in use of Spraying for West Nile Virus
June 11, 2003

Bush Seeks to Attach a Rider to the Omnibus Spending Package to Shield the EPA from Future Lawsuits
January 9, 2003

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center Opens in St. Louis
October 17, 2002

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