Rural Environmental Support

Provider Name Contact Information Description
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
(314) 231-4181
Great Rivers is Missouri’s first and only public interest law firm focused on the environment and public health. They work across Missouri and Southern Illinois to preserve what matters most. Great Rivers works to... 1. promote public health by encouraging cleaner energy, improved environmental performance by businesses, and more efficient transportation and land use, thereby achieving cleaner air and water, and improving the quality of life in the region; 2. preserve open spaces, forests, floodplains and wetlands for their recreational, aesthetic, and agricultural benefits, and their values as flood storage and habitat for migratory birds and other species; 3. protect disadvantaged populations from an unreasonable share of the environmental burdens of modern society; 4. aid and advise citizens and organizations in asserting and defending their interests in environmental values before administrative officials, and, as a last resort, before the courts. Note: Great River must always consider a case's potential impact and whether the person seeking legal help has financial resources to pay a private attorney.
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Sophie Watterson, Rural Justice Organizer: (314)-727-0600 ext. 113
Missouri Council for the Environment (MCE) is Missouri’s independent, citizens’ environmental organization for clean water, clean air, clean energy, and a healthy environment. They are a trusted, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) state-level environmental advocacy organization, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a state-wide partner supporting allied organizations and initiatives around the state. They deliver vital information to thousands of Missourians on issues that affect our water, air, food, health, and environment. Your membership matters! MCE is a membership-based organization. Their members are active participants in the constant effort to protect our environment and ensure a safer, more sustainable future for Missouri. Your membership makes it possible for MCE to watchdog polluters, protect Missouri’s natural beauty, and advocate for the policies and regulations that will keep our air, water, and land healthy.
Northwestern Law Environmental Advocacy Clinic
(312) 503-0052
The Northwestern Law Environmental Advocacy Clinic is a law school environmental advocacy clinic that is staffed by environmental lawyers working with law students, generally on a pro bono basis.
Washington Law School Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic
Tara Rocque, Assistant Director: (314) 935-5837
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (IEC) functions as a pro bono law practice handling environmental and community health cases. IEC staff and students engage in litigation and advocacy as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes students from the schools of law, engineering, arts and sciences, public health, medicine, and occasionally business and architecture. IEC cases tackle some of the most challenging and important water, air, waste, climate change, and environmental justice problems in the region. The IEC works in Missouri and Illinois, and on some cases of national scope.