News Release | Environment Missouri

Missouri Officials Press Obama Administration for Clean Water

This month, over thirty locally elected leaders from Missouri called on the Obama Administration to implement strong new protections for the state’s great waters, from the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers to our wild Ozark streams. Mayors, city councilman and aldermen, county commissioners, and state representatives and senators from across the state collaborated with Environment Missouri to send a letter to President Obama, urging him to act quickly to protect our state’s rivers.

News Release | Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center

Every Missouri County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

This morning, Environment Missouri released a new report, "In the Path of the Storm." After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, the report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found that, already, every county in Missouri has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

News Release | Environment Missouri

House Transportation Bill Drives Us to Deeper Oil Dependence

Today, Representative John Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, officially introduced a major transportation reauthorization bill that would wreak havoc on our environment. 

News Release | Environment Missouri

Landmark Mercury and Air Toxics Pollution Limits Announced

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. Missouri power plants emit more mercury than those in 46 other states. The new standard is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent and protect public health.

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.