Vegan: Everyday Stories Explores Diversity in Veganism

“You don’t have to be vegan to try vegan food,” says a customer at a vegan food truck says in the new film Vegan: Everyday Stories directed by Glenn Scott Lacey. This is just the jumping off point for the film which is divided into four segments that are interwoven – a vegan ultra-marathon runner, a cattle rancher’s wife who…

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Rivers, People, Wildlife All at Risk with HB 1713

by Peter Rosenquist, MCE Water Policy Intern With the adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to House Bill 1713, followed closely by the passing of the bill, the future of the Clean Water Commission rests with Gov. Jay Nixon.  Without his veto, the Clean Water Commission will be stripped of its capacity to fairly represent Missourians’…

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Rivers, People, Wildlife All at Risk with HB 1713

St. John’s Bayou/New Madrid Floodway Boondoggle Returns

By Brad Walker, Former MCE Rivers Director Published June 2016 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on the release of its latest Final Environmental Impact Statement, which is another attempt to justify the St. John’s Bayou/New Madrid Floodway project, for more than a year. The last time this project popped up the Federal…

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Rethinking St. John’s Bayou & The New Madrid Floodway

The Corps of Engineers, nudged along by Missouri politicians, is pursuing a flood control project called the St. John’s Bayou – New Madrid Floodway project, severing the Mississippi River from one of its last remaining connection to its natural floodplain in Missouri with a 1,500 foot levee. The floodway relieves pressure on the River by lowering…

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