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

ELPC Statement on Executive Order to Eliminate Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes March 28, 2017 (312) 795-3706 (773) 892-7494   Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan Rollback “Will Move America Backwards and Reduce U.S. Global Competitiveness” “Clean energy development is creating thousands of new jobs” STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Howard Learner, Executive Director of

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ELPC Statement on Proposed Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes David Jakubiak Trump Administration’s Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Is Misguided Rolling back common sense fuel efficiency standards will cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution, and reduce America’s technological innovation leadership and global competitiveness STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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ELPC Statement on Proposed U.S. EPA Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      February 28, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes  Trump’s Proposed U.S. EPA Drastic Budget Cuts Put Great Lakes, Safe Drinking Water, Public Health At Risk Reckless Funding Cuts for Protecting Clean Water and Clean Air Will Hurt Midwest Communities STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center Howard Learner, Executive Director

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Press Release: Ohio Plan Fails to Address Main Cause of Toxic Algae in Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org Ohio Plan Fails to Address Main Cause of Toxic Algae in Lake Erie Voluntary Standards Fall Short Columbus, OH – Today, Governor Kasich’s administration released its highly anticipated implementation plan to curb Lake Erie’s toxic algae problem. While the plan includes a number of positive steps,

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Press Release: EPA Says Iowa DNR Changes to Clean Water Rules Violate Federal Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes, (312) 795-3706 Environmental Protection Agency Says Iowa DNR Changes to Clean Water Rules Violate Federal Standards Iowa Environmental Groups Applaud EPA Declaration DES MOINES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that changes to Iowa’s clean water antidegradation standards approved by the Iowa Environmental Protection

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NEW REPORT: Minnesota Home to Well-Over 100 Wind, Solar Supply Chain Companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Minnesota Renewable Energy Sector Holds 100+ Businesses Renewable Energy Investments Bring Business Growth Throughout the State ST. PAUL, MN – More than 100 Minnesota companies serve wind power and solar energy markets, providing jobs to people across the state who are manufacturing, financing, designing, engineering, installing

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Press Release: Un-Mucking Illinois’ Waterways: Court Settlement Should Reduce Algae Pollution in Rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Un-Mucking Illinois’ Waterways: Court Settlement Should Reduce Algae Pollution in Rivers CHICAGO (January 19, 2017) – Environmental groups have settled long-running litigation against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) over pollution from three of its Chicago-area sewage treatment plants. The agreement requires the parties to work together to curb

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Breaking: ELPC Commends Illinois General Assembly for Approving Preventing Lead in Drinking Water Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center “Illinois children have a basic right to safe drinking water in schools and child care centers. The Environmental Law & Policy Center commends the Illinois General Assembly for approving the Preventing

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Press Release: ELPC Responds to Ohio Gov. Kasich Veto of State Energy Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY ROB KELTER Environmental Law & Policy Center COLUMBUS, OHIO — Rob Kelter, senior attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said in response to Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto of a bill passed by the Ohio State Legislature that would have made standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy

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Press Release: ELPC Responds to Peabody Energy’s Reorganization Plan that Fails to Commit to End Flawed Self-Bonding For Its Mine Reclamation Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2016 STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Environmental Law & Policy Center ST. LOUIS – Howard Learner, an attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said in response to Peabody Energy’s proposed plan of reorganization filed late yesterday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis: “We’re disappointed that Peabody’s

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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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