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St. Louis, MO  63102
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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.  




There are reasons for environmental laws and regulations. Without them, our cities are dark during the day and night, and our rivers burn with pollution. Great Rivers will continue to fight against climate change and for clean air and water using every available law and regulation.

Daylight in downtown St. Louis in 1939  

Cuyahoga River burns

A man lights a cigarette as streetlights along Olive Street in downtown St. Louis glow during the daytime hours of November 28, 1939.
Source, Fair use:

An oil slick on the Cuyahoga River - polluted from decades of industrial waste - caught fire on a Sunday morning in June 1969.
Source: Circa 71,


Henry at Missouri Supreme Court               Mesker Estate

Henry Robertson and our clients
at the Missouri Supreme Court
November 16, 2016

  Great Rivers Environmental Law Center held its Eleventh Annual Awards Celebration at the gorgeous Mesker Estate along the Missouri River bank on September 25, 2016. Thanks to our sponsor.
    View photos of the evening taken by Diane Anderson for the Ladue News

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Great Rivers Takes the Renewable Energy Battle to the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday 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)
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