2022 Missouri Legislature Bill Tracker

View the bills MCE is tracking during the 2022 Missouri Legislative Session below, including links to the official bill texts, a description of the bills, our position, and background information. We will be updating the spreadsheet daily to reflect any movement of these bills through the legislative process. If you see that a hearing is…

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A Federal Plan for PFAS: What Does That Mean in Missouri?

In October 2021, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced a PFAS Strategic Roadmap for EPA to begin addressing PFAS pollution with specific actions through 2024. We’ll give you the run-down on PFAS chemicals, highlights of the Roadmap, and what we can expect to see in Missouri.    What are PFAS? The…

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How To Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

As happy as the holidays are, they have unacknowledged consequences on the environment. According to Stanford, Americans produce 25% more waste during the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared to the rest of the year. Which is an additional 7 million pounds. As we approach the holiday season, you can be mindful of your environmental…

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How To Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

PRESS RELEASE: MCE Petitions DNR to Amend Water Quality Standards for Lakes & Reservoirs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 16, 2021 Contacts: Melissa Vatterott, Policy Director, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, mvatterott@moenvironment.org, (314) 727-0600, ext. 111 Elizabeth Hubertz, Director, Washington University Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, ejhubertz@wustl.edu, (314) 935-8760 St. Louis, MO: Today, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) submitted a petition to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)…

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2021 Legislative Update

During the 2019 legislative session, Rep. Tommie Pierson filed a bill asking for approval of a task force to study food security. This bill had a hearing, gained immediate support and was likely to pass, had COVID-19 not interrupted the session. As MCE has previously pointed out, the pandemic has shone a very bright light…

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2021 Legislative Update

Mississippi River Restoration

MCE is proud to support House Resolution 4202, the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative Act (MRRRI). Introduced on June 26, 2021, the bill is sponsored by Minnesota Representative Betty McCullum and co-sponsored by Missouri’s own Cori Bush. The bill would provide the means to protect drinking water supplies, build resilience to flooding caused by…

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Mississippi River Restoration