Reporter Resources

Media Contacts

1JudithNemes_108x108ELPC works regularly with local, regional and national journalists on stories for newspapers, television, radio and the Internet. Many of the articles and op-eds that our staff appear in are cataloged here. If you are a reporter interested in interviewing one of our public interest attorneys, policy advocates, financial analysts, or scientist colleagues, please contact:

David Jakubiak (for energy, climate change) at djakubiak@ELPC.org or (312) 795-3713

Judith Nemes (for water, transportation, special places) at jnemes@ELPC.org or (312) 795-3706

 

Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: EPA Re-Opening Vehicle Pollution Reduction Standards’ Midterm Review Is Misguided & Wastes Taxpayer Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes EPA Re-Opening Vehicle Pollution Reduction Standards’ Midterm Review Is Misguided & Wastes Taxpayer Money Repeat review of common sense pollution reduction standards could cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution harming health, and reduce America’s technological innovation leadership and global competitiveness Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Calls for Structural Actions Now to Stop Threat of Asian Carp in the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes ELPC Calls for Structural Actions Now to Stop Threat of Asian Carp in the Great Lakes U.S. Army Corps’ Asian carp long-delayed report must be followed with swift structural measures ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner said in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ release of its Brandon Road

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Press Release: Smart Thermostat program Features Record Rebate to Help Consumers Cut Cooling Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak CONSUMER ALERT: YOU COULD BE WASTING MONEY COOLING AN EMPTY HOME SMART THERMOSTAT PROGRAM FEATURES RECORD REBATE TO HELP CONSUMERS CUT COOLING COSTS BY 10-20% CHICAGO (July 25, 2017) – Amid the hottest time of the year, consumer advocates joined with Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and the Illinois

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Groups Sue EPA for Rubber-stamping Ohio EPA’s Refusal to Call Open Waters of Lake Erie “Impaired”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Judith Nemes July 18, 2017                                                     

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends U.S. House Committee’s Action to Fully Fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Judith Nemes                                                                                                    

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PRESS RELEASE: Midwest Environmental Groups Sound Alarm on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Cuts & Line 5 Issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Contact: Judith Nemes July 6, 2017                                                                         Midwest Environmental Groups Sound Alarm on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Cuts & Line 5 Issues ELPC & Groundwork Gathering in Traverse City Urge Attendees to Fight Back Against Trump Administration’s War on the Great Lakes  TRAVERSE CITY, MI. – Michiganders gathered in Traverse City today

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Pushing Back Against Trump Administration’s Executive Order “Review” of Marine Sanctuary Expansions in Lake Huron & Elsewhere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 Environmental Law & Policy Center Pushing Back Against Trump Administration’s Executive Order “Review” of Marine Sanctuary Expansions in Lake Huron and Elsewhere   “Efforts to Scale Back Only Fresh Water Marine Sanctuary is Misguided”  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER ELPC Executive Director Howard

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollbacks Threaten America’s Drinking Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollbacks Threaten America’s Drinking Water Pausing Clean Water Standards Wrong For the Great Lakes Region and America CHICAGO – The Trump Administration EPA’s repeal of Clean Water Rule announced today will threaten progress made to protect the Midwest’s vital lakes, rivers and streams,

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Press Release: Illinois Should NOT Kill Jobs and Take from Utility Customers to Bail Out the Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Billy Weinberg Illinois Should NOT Kill Jobs and Take from Utility Customers to Bail Out the Budget Solar Job Training, Low Income Programs Shouldn’t Be Pawns in Budget Fight SPRINGFIELD – Even after both the Illinois House and Senate overwhelmingly approved resolutions supporting funding for job

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Press Release: Electric School Bus Midwest Road Tour Rolls into Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes Replacing diesel buses with zero emissions buses healthier for kids & reduces pollution; Opportunity for states deciding how to spend $2.7 billion Volkswagen settlement fund;  Adoption will provide boost to state economy COLUMBUS – A zero emissions electric school bus rolled into Columbus today as part

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Print Quality Photos

ELPC has a limited library of print-quality photos available for download and free use by the media. Please credit accordingly. In most cases, additional photos of the listed location are available upon request to Katie Coleman at kcoleman@ELPC.org or (312) 795-3710.

ELPC Executive Director Howard A. Learner

Fisk Coal Plant in Chicago, IL. Photo Credit: ELPC/Marianne Morgan

Stata Line Coal Plant along Lake Michigan in Hammond, IN. Photo Credit:ELPC/Marianne Morgan

Joliet Station in Joliet, IL. Photp Credit:ELPC/ Marianne Morgan

MidAmerican Energy coal plant along Mississippi River in Muscatine, IA. Photo Credit: ELPC/ Marianne Morgan

Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. Photo Credit: ELPC/Mindi Schmitz

Exelon City Solar in Chicago, IL. Photo Credit: ELPC/Jill Geiger

Wind farm near Lakeview, IA. Photo Credit: ELPC/Katie Coleman

Wind farm in Van Wert County, OH. Photo Credit: ELPC/Seth Johnson

Twin Groves Wind Farm in McLean County, IL. Photo Credit: ELPC/Katie Coleman

Wind turbine blade in transit. Photo Credit: ELPC/Jill Geiger

Amtrak train in Central Illinois. Photo Credit: ELPC/Marianne Morgan

Chicago River. Photo Credit: ELPC/Marianne Morgan

Lake Michigan, from southwest Michigan. Photo Credit: ELPC/Jill Geiger

Fox River in McHenry. IL. Photo Credit: ELPC/Marianne Morgan

West Lake Okoboji near Arnolds Park, IA. Photo Credit: ELPC/Warren Taylor

Elpc Publications, Fact Sheets, And Other Resources

ELPC regularly publishes reports, which are available here. Additionally, we prepeare a variety of fact sheets for media, legislators and the public on as-needed basis. While not representative to ELPC’s comprehensive work, these fact sheets may be useful on a variety of current “hot topics.”

Overview: Illinois RPS

December 2016

Michigan Clean Energy Supply Chain Fact Sheet

December 2015

Clean Hospital Construction Campaign

February 2014

Guide to Choosing Clean Energy through Municipal Aggregation

November 2013

Implementing the IIIionis Fracking Law – Statute vs. Proposed Rules

November 2013

Overview of High-Speed Passenger Rail in the Midwest

January 2013

Rural Energy for America Program in SOUTH DAKOTA

February 2012

Rural Energy for America Program in NORTH DAKOTA

February 2012

Rural Energy for America Program in MINNESOTA

February 2012

Rural Energy for America Program in OHIO

February 2012

Rural Energy for America Program in IOWA

February 2012

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