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ELPC works regularly with local, regional and national journalists on stories for newspapers, television, radio and the Internet. If you are a reporter interested in interviewing one of our public interest attorneys, policy advocates, analysts, or scientist colleagues,

 

For issues around water, transportation or natural places, contact Judith Nemes at jnemes@ELPC.org or (312) 795-3706

 

 

 

For issues around clean energy and climate change, contact Paul Dailing at pdailing@elpc.org 

 

Press Releases

ELPC and Environmental Partners React to ArcelorMittal Investigation Report

Contacts: Natale Johnson, Save the Dunes, natalie@savedunes.org, 219-879-3564 x 122 Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 Portage, IN – Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) released its investigation report on August’s fish kill in the East Branch of the Little Calumet River. The report includes details on the incident and its cause, the response from

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Coal Generation, Rate Increases, Energy Efficiency Addressed in Proposed Settlement as Alliant Rate Case Gets Underway

Coal Generation, Rate Increases, Energy Efficiency Addressed in Proposed Settlement as Alliant Rate Case Gets Underway ELPC, IEC, and Sierra Club applaud proposed agreement, say more work remains  DES MOINES, Ia — The Environmental Law & Policy Center, Iowa Environmental Council, and Sierra Club agreed to a proposed partial settlement in the Alliant Energy rate case

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60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against ArcelorMittal for More than 100 Violations of Permit since 2015

Contacts: Environmental Law & Policy Center: Paul Dailing, (312) 795-3701, PDailing@elpc.org Hoosier Environmental Council: Indra Frank, (317) 981-3207, IFrank@hecweb.org  ELPC and Hoosier Environmental Council Serve 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against ArcelorMittal for More than 100 Violations of Permit since 2015 Steel Manufacturer’s actions impact nearby Indiana Dunes National Park, its visitors, and

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IL Supreme Court Declines to Hear ComEd Appeal, Allowing Solar Programs to Expand to 570,000 Illinois Rural Co-Op and Municipal Electric Utility Customers

Contact: Paul Dailing, Pdailing@elpc.org, (312) 795-3701 Illinois Supreme Court Declines to Hear ComEd Appeal, Allowing Solar Programs to Expand to 570,000 Illinois Rural Co-Op and Municipal Electric Utility Customers STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER The Illinois Supreme Court denied Commonwealth Edison’s petition for leave to appeal the Appellate Court’s

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ELPC and Allies File Lawsuit to Protect States’ Rights to Reduce Emissions from Vehicles

Contact: Mary McClelland, MMcClelland@elpc.org, 312-795-3740 CHICAGO – The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) along with a coalition of NGOs today filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s final rule which attempts to remove California’s authority to set environmental standards for vehicles. NHTSA’s

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ELPC Commends Governor Walz’s Announcement on Clean Car Standards

Contact: Judith Nemes, 312-795-3706, jnemes@elpc.org ELPC COMMENDS GOVERNOR WALZ’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON CLEAN CAR STANDARDS  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER CHICAGO – Governor Walz announced his intention that Minnesota adopt California’s Clean Car standards as permissible under the Clean Air Act. The Clean Car Standards will reduce greenhouse gas pollution

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Trump Administration Move Invalidating California’s Waiver Undermines States’ Efforts to Reduce Climate Changing Pollutants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 The Trump Administration Move Invalidating California’s Waiver to Set its Own Tailpipe Pollution Rules Undermines States’ Efforts to Reduce Climate Changing Pollutants This action puts a roadblock in the way of Midwest states that want to join the effort to lead on slashing carbon emissions from new

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Great Lakes Experts, Officials from U.S. and Canada Gather to Discuss Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 Great Lakes Experts, Officials from U.S. and Canada Gather to Discuss Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Symposium aims to foster ongoing cross-border collaboration on improving health of the Great Lakes TORONTO, Canada — The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in partnership with the Midwest-based Environmental

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Proposed Consent Decree Edwards Coal Plant Would Help Community, Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Dailing, pdailing@elpc.org, 312-795-3701 Proposed Consent Decree Edwards Coal Plant Would Help Community, Environment Environmental Law & Policy Center attorneys represented the plaintiffs in case resulting in record award in an opacity citizen suit STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In response to the announcement

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Environmental advocates applaud investment in Michigan’s first electric school buses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING – A coalition of environmental groups today applauded the rollout of 17 electric school buses for seven Michigan school districts through a Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation pilot project. The buses will transport children to and from schools in Ann Arbor, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Oxford, Roseville, Three Rivers and Zeeland. “The Environmental

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