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Wishing ELPC best wishes on your 20th Anniversary. Thanks for your good work advancing passenger rail and renewable energy in the Midwest. Our air and water are cleaner because of your efforts.

Jim Edgar Former Illinois Governor

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 Victory

ELPC Victory

ELPC attorneys represented a coalition of solar businesses and environmental groups in a case before the Iowa Supreme Court. Our victory should result in reduced up-front costs and a larger solar marketplace.



When Gov. Rauner is sworn into office on Jan. 12th, he will have the opportunity to end the boondoggle Illiana Tollway. We need to remind him that the project is fiscally irresponsible and contradicts regional planning.

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