Great Rivers Environmental Law Center is Missouri's only public interest law firm focused on the environment and public health. Since 2002, Great Rivers has served Missouri and Southern Illinois, providing free and reduced-fee legal services to individuals, organizations, and citizen groups who are working to protect the environment and public health. We also aid and advise citizens and organizations in asserting and defending their interests in environmental values before administrative officials. We work through the courts and administrative agencies to safeguard the environment [and public health] by enforcing environmental laws, especially air and water pollution laws and laws intended to protect wetlands, floodplains, open space, and endangered species. We also help preserve parks, forests, floodplains, and wetlands for their recreational, aesthetic and agricultural benefits as well as their values as flood storage and habitat for wildlife and migratory birds. In addition, we protect disadvantaged populations from an unreasonable share of the environmental burdens of modern society. These areas are represented under our six programs: Climate and Energy, Environmental Justice, Air Quality and Public Health, Water Quality, Wetlands and Floodplains, and Land Use The issues which we address often have national significance, although the majority of our work is within Missouri and Illinois.
Great Rivers is Missouri's first and only public interest law firm focused on the environment and public health. We provide our services free of charge to protect the places and people that need us most. We receive no government funding and rely on the support of generous donors to support our work.
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