Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
St. Louis Public Interest environmental litigation group


Missouri's environment

needs a legal champion...


Great Rivers

Environmental Law Center

fills that need.





Great Rivers

Environmental Law Center

is an AV rated St. Louis, MO

public interest law firm.

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319 No. Fourth St., Suite 800
St. Louis, MO  63102
(314) 231-4181

Lawyers for the Environment

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing free and reduced-fee public interest legal services to individuals and organizations working to protect and preserve Missouri's environment.  




Job Opening! Great Rivers seeks to hire
Director of Development and Community Outreach.


The Promise and the Problems of Clean Energy
Tuesday, July 19th 7:30-8:30pm
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue
Maplewood, MO 63143

Sourcing our energy from clean sources like wind and solar is better for our health, better for our environment, and better for our economy. But how can we make a clean energy future a reality? Join us for an informal evening on July 19th to enjoy a drink from Schlafly and learn about the promise and the problems of moving Missouri to 100% renewable sources.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP on our Facebook site.

Henry Robertson, Great Rivers' attorney and Climate and Energy Program Director, has a long history in the fight to move Missouri’s energy production towards clean, renewable sources. In 2008 he drafted Proposition C, which was approved by 66% of voters and required for-profit utilities to move incrementally towards clean energy sources.

Support Our Work To Preserve the Meramec River and its Habitat!
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Lost Hill Lake Events

783 Lost Hill Lake Road
Saint Clair, Missouri 63077

The Norman Family, proprietors of Lost Hill Lake Events, invites Great Rivers and its supporters to a fundraiser for our work for the Meramec River. Enjoy a fine afternoon of cocktails and appetizers overlooking the beautiful Meramec in this gorgeous setting!
Free, but donations suggested to support our work.

Join Great Rivers at its 11th Annual Awards Party!

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:00-6:30 pm.
Enjoy a delightful evening on a replica of a riverboat on the shore of the Missouri River!
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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
(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
Read the Comments
(October 15, 2015)

Great Rivers Sues Franklin County Over Rezoning
Allowing Concrete Plant Near Shaw Nature Reserve
Read the Press Release
(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
Read the Comments
(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
Read the Press Release
(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
Read the Press Release
(April 3, 2015)

Concerned Citizens Claim Victory when Developer Withdraws Application to Build
Concrete Plant next to Shaw Nature Reserve
Read the Press Release
(March 3, 2015)

Great Rivers Represents Citizens' Groups in Victory in Missouri Supreme Court
over Solar Rebate Issue
(February 10, 2015)
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