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News Release | Environment Missouri

Citizens Rally for Reform on the Current River

Today Environment Missouri and a statewide coalition of environmental groups and outdoors advocates rallied at City Hall to call on the National Park Service to rehabilitate the Current River, which lies at the heart of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Wielding canoe paddles signed by concerned citizens to highlight the Current’s role as Missouri’s premier float stream, the group delivered nearly 5,000 petition signatures to the National Park Service urging reform.

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News Release | Environment Missouri

New Report: Ameren Labadie Energy Center 2nd in Nation for Mercury Pollution

Saint Louis, MO – Missouri’s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 46 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center's latest report, Missouri’s Biggest Mercury Polluters.

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Missouri Officials Sign Clean Air Promise to Protect Public Health

Last week Missouri's Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Chris Nicastro, Saint Louis Alderwoman Phyllis Young and Saint Louis Alderwoman Lyda Krewson signed onto the Clean Air Promise. The Clean Air Promise is a pledge to protect American children and families from dangerous air pollution by defending clean air policies against Congressional attacks.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

Missouri's Biggest Mercury Polluters

Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center's new report on airborne mercury emissions from power plants shows that Missouri power plants emit more mercury pollution than those in 46 other states.  The Ameren Labadie Energy Center in Franklin County is the nation's 2nd worst mercury emitting power plant. Mercury is a potent neurotoxicant. Mercury exposure during critical periods of brain development can contribute to irreversible deficits in verbal skills, damage to attention and motor control, and reduced IQ.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

Danger in the Air

Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center's new report shows that St. Louis now ranks as the 7th smoggiest large metropolitan area in the country.  Ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, is one of the most harmful and one of the most pervasive air pollutants.

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