News Release | Environment Missouri

2 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Missouri’s Waterways

This morning, Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center released Wasting Our Waterways, a new report which shows that facilities discharged over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Missouri’s waterways in 2010. Many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, and developmental and reproductive disorders. In 2010, the Mississippi River was the second worst waterway in the nation. The Meramec River watershed was the twelfth worst watershed in the nation in terms of reproductive toxins in 2010. Enviroment Missouri urges the Obama Administration to act quickly to restore Clean Water Act protections to our streams and to turn the tide against toxic pollution of our waterways.

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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.

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Missouri Public News Service: Water Bill Leaves "Bad Taste" for Environmentalists

This article from the Missouri Public News Service quotes Environment Missouri's Ted Mathys on the dangers of Congress slipping dirty water policy riders into funding bills.

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Our new Op-Ed on defending the Clean Water Act published in the Springfield News-Leader

Today the Springfield News-Leader published a Environment Missouri's guest commentary, which argues for strong Clean Water Act protections for all of Missouri's streams. Read the commentary below.

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Landmark Clean Water Announcement

Today the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new guidance on Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  Environment Missouri hailed the administration for releasing the guidance. If adopted, it would restore Clean Water Act protections to vital streams and wetlands across Missouri, and protect Missourians’ drinking water.

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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.