Updates from the Executive Director

ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner is an experienced attorney and the founder of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. He is responsible for ELPC’s overall strategic leadership, policy direction and financial platform. His updates include his analysis of recent developments in clean energy, clean air, clean water, clean transportation and natural resources, as well as notes about ELPC organizational news.

This Earth Day: Jobs, Environment and Economic Growth Together

Earth Day 1970 sounded an alarm.  It launched the modern environmental movement, bringing cleaner air that’s healthier to breathe, cleaner water that’s safer to drink and enjoy for recreation, and fewer dangerous toxics in our communities. Today, the growing green economy is helping to drive the Midwest’s and our nation’s economic recovery.  Energy efficient equipment

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Smart Blog of the Week from ELPC’s Colleagues

ELPC Colleagues, Many of our partners, friends and supporters have websites and blogs that share their strategic thinking on important environmental, clean energy and natural resource conservation issues in our Midwest communities and nationally.  Each week, I’ll be sharing with you a particularly interesting website or blog post for your education and engagement.   Let’s kick

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Statement from Howard Learner: Separating the Chicago Area Waterway System is an Important Step to Protect the Great Lakes’ Ecology and Economy

Today, the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative released its Chicago Area Waterways Study (CAWS), which offers recommended action steps to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp and other invasive species. ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner released this statement about the study and its recommendations. “Separating the Great

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Good News — ELPC Recognized in Media as among “The 10 Highest-Rated Charities in America: 2011”

We’re proud. Based on ELPC’s Charity Navigator score on financial strength and management, ELPC is being recognized in the media as among “The 10 Highest-Rated Charities in America: 2011.” Please see the articles on MSN Money and Main Street. ELPC is the only environmental group and the only advocacy group on this list. Moreover, as

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