Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction Act: Major Climate Wins

Written by Josh Jay, Summer Policy Intern The Inflation Reduction Act has passed the Senate, and there is much to be thankful for in the MCE community! After weeks of negotiations, the Senate passed the bill through the reconciliation process, reducing the number of votes needed from 60 to 51. Vice President Kamala Harris cast…

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Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction Act: Major Climate Wins

Talking Points for DNR’s Ozone Transport Rule Hearing

This Thursday, July 28th at 9 AM the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding a public hearing to discuss Missouri’s proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce interstate ozone pollution in compliance with the EPA’s proposed Ozone Transport Rule. Missouri’s proposal does not adequately evaluate or address harmful ozone pollution generated in Missouri…

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Talking Points for DNR’s Ozone Transport Rule Hearing

MCE Seeks Candidates for Our Board of Directors

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is seeking nominees to join our dedicated board of directors to further our mission of educating, organizing, and advocating in defense of Missouri’s people and their environment. Board Member Expectations The total time commitment varies based on your level of engagement with MCE. Most board members average 4-5…

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MCE Seeks Candidates for Our Board of Directors

MCE’s On the Move

We are excited to announce that we have moved back to the Loop at 725 Kingsland Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63130! This is a return to a neighborhood that we had been in for many years. The new space will allow us to better connect with the community to accomplish our mission.  The…

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MCE’s On the Move

The History Behind MCE

Fifty-two years ago, Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) began working in St. Louis as the region’s first independent citizens’ group. MCE’s work was born through the St. Louis Conference on the Environment at the Missouri Botanical Garden, which connected a group of like-minded individuals who all aimed to protect the environment. MCE addresses a…

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The History Behind MCE

What’s Old, Is New Again

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) has undertaken an enormous amount of work over the past 52 years. In one of our early correspondences to potential supporters, Leo Drey (one of MCE’s founders) mentioned how our state needed a Paul Revere organization to sound the alarm on emerging issues. The people of Missouri would…

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What’s Old, Is New Again

Reshaping the Face of Hiking

In an attempt to escape the mayhem brought on by COVID-19, many Saint Louisans have sought and found solace in the great outdoors. Seven months before the pandemic, two locals founded an organization called Black People Who Hike (BPWH). As a teenager Toni Burgess had the opportunity to attend a five year summer camp. The…

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Reshaping the Face of Hiking