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: Energy Experts Urge DTE Energy to Choose Affordable Renewables Over Billion-Dollar Gas Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 MEDIA CONTACTS David Jakubiak, Director of Media, ELPC, djakubiak@elpc.org, (312) 795-3713 Zadie Oleksiw, Communications Manager, zadie@votesolar.org (202) 836-5754 Sam Gomberg, Senior Energy Analyst, SGomberg@ucsusa.org, (773) 941-7916 Energy Experts Urge DTE Energy to Choose Affordable Renewables Over Billion-Dollar Gas Plant Analysis Shows Solar, Wind and Energy Efficiency Will Provide More Affordable, Reliable Power for

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Press Release: U.S. EPA Report Shows Fuel Economy Standards Saving Americans Money, Cutting Pollution

For Immediate Release January 12, 2018 Contact: Judith Nemes EPA Trends and Performance Report: Fuel Economy Standards Helping Americans Save At the Gas Pump, Cut Pollution That Is Harming Public Health STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said

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President Trump’s BLM Gutting Methane Standards Move is Wasteful, Misguided, and Unpopular

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jakubiak President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management Gutting Methane Standards Move is Wasteful, Misguided, and Unpopular Statement by Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center “President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management is gutting the standards designed to reduce wasteful flaring of methane. That misguided action hurts people,

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BREAKING: ELPC Joins EDF, OEC Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Block FirstEnergy Bailout

  December 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Groups Challenge FirstEnergy Bailout at Ohio Supreme Court Joint statement from EDF, OEC and ELPC COLUMBUS –  The Ohio Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environmental Law & Policy Center today appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) bailout for

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News Release: Michigan Public Service Commission Sets Rates for Clean Energy

For Immediate Release Michigan Public Service Commission Sets Rates for Clean Energy Rate Certainty Sets Stage for New Private Investments, Solar Energy Development LANSING, MI – An order setting rates for renewable energy developers from Consumers Energy will create the certainty necessary to spur private investments and new growth in solar energy while ensuring utility

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Press Release: EPA Admits Ohio Failed to Evaluate Open Waters of Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Judith Nemes                                                                              EPA Admits Ohio Failed to Evaluate Open Waters of Lake

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Press Release: Five-year Anniversary of Fuel Economy & Pollution Reduction Standards Affirms Rules Still Sound and Sensible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five-year Anniversary of Fuel Economy and Pollution Reduction Standards Affirms Rules Still Sound and Sensible Recent EPA announcement to re-open 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  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A.

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump’s Clean Power Plan Repeal & Replace Falls Flat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Judith Nemes, ELPC | 312-795-3706 or JNemes@elpc.org David Miller, Ohio Environmental Council | 614-487-7506 or dmiller@theoec.org Jennifer Caddick, Alliance for the Great Lakes | 312-445-9760 or jcaddick@greatlakes.org Midwest Environmentalists’ Statement: Trump’s Clean Power Plan Repeal & Replace Falls Flat Clean Energy Economy Moving Forward, Climate Change Solutions Vital STATEMENT BY HOWARD

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Press Release: Senate Bill on Autonomous Vehicles Wisely Includes Study of Transportation Infrastructure & Environmental Impacts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017   Senate Bill on Autonomous Vehicles Wisely Includes Study of Transportation Infrastructure & Environmental Impacts ELPC commends leadership of Senators Duckworth and Schatz for co-sponsoring study amendment to bill    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today adopted an amendment on safety standards for

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Senate Bill to Safely Test Autonomous Vehicles: Vital First Step to Adoption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Senate Bill to Safely Test Autonomous Vehicles: Vital First Step to Adoption ELPC calling for study to explore impact on roads, public transportation, land use and the environment Statement by Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy

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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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