April 22, 2008
Jefferson City, Mo. - As Missourians celebrate Earth Day, Attorney General Jay Nixon today added several new environmental features to his Web site.
Missourians now can go online to ago.mo.gov to take a quiz to test their knowledge of environmental issues in Missouri; read about current environmental topics and ask questions of the Attorney General's staff through a blog; or submit environmental complaints online to the Attorney General's Office.
"Earth Day is a universally recognized time to reflect on what we must do to share the natural bounty we have with future generations," Nixon said. "Now an annual rite of spring renewal, Earth Day reminds us that we must work together to ensure a clean and healthy environment and more sustainable future for all. My office will continue to aggressively protect the environment. Providing Missourians with greater resources for information is a part of that protection."
Nixon has long been at the forefront of environmental protection in Missouri. Shortly after taking office in 1993, he formed the first Environmental Protection Division in the Attorney General's Office. The mission of the division has expanded since then to include protecting Missouri's agricultural and environmental interests, which is reflected in the current name, the Agriculture and Environment Division. In 2007, the division collected more than $175 million in legal cases for the citizens of Missouri.