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Frequently asked questions of the Agriculture and Environment Division

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How do I file a complaint about an environmental problem?

In most instances, complaints are addressed to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The department has regional offices located around the state. In the case of an environmental emergency, contact the Environmental Emergency Response hotline 24 hours a day at 573-634-2436.

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How do I find out about pollution in my community?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a variety of online tools available to help you learn about permitted facilities and contaminants in your neighborhood.

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What is the Attorney General doing to protect water quality in the White River Basin in southwest Missouri?

Tourism is one of Missouri's leading industries, and many visitors come to Missouri at least in part because of clean and clear water. To help protect water quality in the White River Basin and the tourism that depends on it, the Office of the Attorney General adopted the Zero Tolerance Initiative for this sensitive watershed. We prioritize the prosecution of environmental violations in this area and give zero tolerance to environmental scofflaws.

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How can I find out about court action in environmental cases?

Search our website by keyword to locate the information that you are looking for.

If you are still unable to find the information you need about a particular case on our Web site, please call us at 573-751-8370.

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What are the Attorney General's concerns about the Missouri River?

The flow of much of the Missouri River is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Important uses of the river in Missouri include navigation, flood control and as a supply for drinking water of half the state's population. The most recent federal court rulings have found that the Corps is to give navigation and flood control the highest priority in managing the Missouri River. As the Corps also looks at improving habitat on the river for certain species of fish and birds, we believe that Missouri's other important interests must be protected as well.

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What can I do to help Attorney General Koster protect the environment?

Be aware of what's going on in your community, and report what you know about any environmental problem the Attorney General is investigating by e-mailing us or calling 573-751-8370.

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