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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 Allies Sue Trump Administration for Gutting Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2020) – Environmental advocates filed lawsuits today in federal court against the Trump administration for its illegal rollback of clean car and fuel economy standards. The administration’s rule is based on massive technical and economic errors – and fails to meet core legal requirements. The vehicle-emission and fuel-economy standards issued under the

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Consumers Energy’s Smart Thermostat Program Will Save Michigan Families Money, Energy

Contact: Rob Kelter, rkelter@elpc.org, (312) 795-3734 Consumers Energy’s Smart Thermostat Program Will Save Michigan Families Money, Energy  Utility to provide Google Nest thermostats to up to 100,000 Michigan households during COVID-19 STATEMENT BY ROBERT KELTER SENIOR ATTORNEY, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “This is a great day for Consumers Energy customers, who are being provided with the tools to save

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Deeper Environmental Impact Review of U.S. Forest Service Fourmile Logging Project Needed

ELPC Calls for Deeper Environmental Impact Review of U.S. Forest Service Fourmile Logging Project in Wisconsin’s Treasured Northwoods Fourmile project will result in dramatic forest clearcutting, unnecessary road construction, and threat to ecological systems and wildlife habitats  Rhinelander, Wisc. — The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) filed a Notice of Objection with the U.S.

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EPA’s Replacement of Clean Water Rule Will Jeopardize Flood Control in Upper Mississippi River, Other Midwest Waterways

EPA’s Replacement of Clean Water Rule Will Jeopardize Flood Control in Upper Mississippi River, Other Midwest Waterways Trump Administration’s foolhardy rollback narrows important protections for Midwest wetlands, community rivers and streams that are essential buffers to flooding Tomorrow, the Trump administration is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register its final replacement of the 2015

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New Report Finds Trump Cutbacks Weaken EPA Region 5’s Clean Water Act Enforcement

New Report Finds Trump EPA Policies and Funding Cutbacks Weaken EPA Region 5’s Clean Water Act Enforcement Responsibilities ELPC analysis shows EPA’s declining enforcement corresponds with rise in significant noncompliance Chicago – A new report by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) found the U.S. EPA has backed off its enforcement responsibilities under the

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Trump EPA Weakening Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) Puts Public Health at Risk

STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “The Trump EPA’s regulatory analysis in weakening the MATS rule would flunk an intro economics course exam.  The Trump EPA is skewing the regulatory benefit-cost analysis in polluters’ favor by excluding the important real-world health co-benefits of reducing mercury pollution. This distorts sound economic analysis

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ELPC Calling on City of Chicago to Bring Environmental Enforcement Actions Against Hilco for Little Village Pollution

Environmental Law & Policy Center Calling on City of Chicago to Bring Environmental Enforcement Actions Against Hilco for Little Village Pollution Statement by Susan Mudd, Senior Policy Advocate, Environmental Law & Policy Center: “The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) joins our community allies in calling for the City to bring environmental enforcement actions against Hilco on the former Crawford coal plant

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Wrong Time to Rollback Fuel Economy and Pollution Standards

Trump Administration’s Misguided Final Rollback of Fuel Economy and Pollution Standards Occurring at Wrong Time for Our Country in Crisis U.S. EPA rollback of sensible standards will cost jobs, increase pollution, cost people more at the gas pump, & reduce America’s technological innovation leadership & competitiveness Chicago — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and the

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Adoption of Solar Bill Paves Way for Renewable Energy Growth in Iowa

Adoption of Solar Bill Paves Way for Renewable Energy Growth in Iowa Bipartisan legislation earned unanimous support in Legislature DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 583 today, a bill that will provide predictability for Iowa’s solar industry, utilities and customers. The legislation passed both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa

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ELPC Commends Michigan Governor Whitmer for Creating Office of Future Mobility

ELPC Commends Michigan Governor Whitmer for Creating Office of Future Mobility  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “We commend Michigan Gov. Whitmer on her steps to advance clean transportation by creating an Office of Future Mobility and Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification. We expect this Council will

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