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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

Report | Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

Top 10 Scary Facts About the Missouri River

While the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween costumes disappear after October 31st, the very real and very scary problems facing the Missouri River are not going anywhere. Agricultural runoff, irresponsible development, and industrial waste are all contributing to a river that is filled with toxic chemicals.

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News Release | Environment Missouri

Halloween Top Ten Frightening Facts About the Missouri River

In anticipation of the scariest of holidays, Environment Missouri today released the Top Ten Frightening Facts About the Missouri River, which details ten scary facts about the Missouri River and the streams that feed it. The short report also shows what we can do to make next Halloween a lot less terrifying for the Missouri River and those who depend on Missouri's rivers for drinking water, fishing, and recreation.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

The Best of America Under Threat From Under Funding

Even as more people are visiting our national parks, like the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, operating budgets for the majority of national parks are at risk of being cut. Nearly three-quarters of parks that saw an increase in visitorship last year face a budget cut in the next fiscal year. As America’s greatest places are becoming more popular destinations, now is the time to ensure that national parks have the resources they need to sustain valuable visitor programs and services, maintain the quality of park facilities, ensure safety and promote park stewardship.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

Courting Disaster: How the Supreme Court Has Broken the Clean Water Act and Why Congress Must Fix It

For decades, the Clean Water Act protected the Nation’s surface water bodies from unregulated pollution and rescued them from the crisis status they were in during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now these vital protections are being lost. This report details the threat to our Nation’s waters by examining dozens of case studies, and highlights the urgent need for Congress to restore full Clean Water Act protections to our waters.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

Preserving America's Natural Heritage: Lessons From States' Efforts to Fund Open Space Protection

If Missouri wants to save the special places that remain within her borders, our lawmakers need to redouble their efforts—and quickly. Fortunately, the examples set by existing state land preservation programs hold important lessons for states as they seek to protect their most treasured natural areas. This report profiles the experiences of preservation programs in 15 states as they have striven for consistent and adequate funding for open space protection.

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