ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization.

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For 20 years, the ELPC has been working to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources here in Illinois and across the Midwest. As Illinois Attorney General, I’ve been proud to partner with ELPC to protect our rights to safe drinking water and clean air. Congratulations, ELPC, on reaching this great milestone. And I know the next 20 years will be just as successful.

Lisa Madigan Illinois Attorney General

As one of America’s 11 most endangered places, the Saugatuck Dunes cultural landscape owes a great deal of thanks to the Environmental Law and Policy Center for making this place on the Great Lakes a little less endangered. We are grateful for your wise council, good humor and for mentoring those who care so deeply for our place.

David Swan Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

ELPC Alumni

ELPC Alumni

Where are they now? Please visit our new ELPC Alumni Page to see our terrific group of former staff and interns, many of whom have gone on to do great things for the environmental and public interest community.

Howard's Blog

Howard's Blog

Check out ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner's new essay on game-changing clean energy technologies.

Video: ELPC's Mission

Video: ELPC's Mission

ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization.

Learn more about our issues

"For 20 years, the ELPC has been working to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources here in Illinois and across the Midwest. As Illinois Attorney General, I’ve been proud to partner with ELPC to protect our rights to safe drinking water and clean air. Congratulations, ELPC, on reaching this great milestone. And I know the next 20 years will be just as successful."

Lisa Madigan Illinois Attorney General

"As one of America’s 11 most endangered places, the Saugatuck Dunes cultural landscape owes a great deal of thanks to the Environmental Law and Policy Center for making this place on the Great Lakes a little less endangered. We are grateful for your wise council, good humor and for mentoring those who care so deeply for our place."

David Swan Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

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