Reporter Resources

Media Contacts

JudithNemes_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: Judith Nemes at jnemes@ELPC.org or (312) 795-3706

 

Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Defending the Air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defending the Air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park Dakota Resource Council, Environmental Law & Policy Center and National Parks Conservation Association Sue State of North Dakota Over Proposed Oil Refinery Medora, ND – National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and the Dakota Resource Council filed a lawsuit

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PRESS RELEASE: Charge Up Midwest Welcomes DTE Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Charge Up Midwest Welcomes DTE Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program   Program could push mass EV adoption, offer huge boost to EV charging infrastructure in Midwest  Lansing, MI. – The largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure pilot in the Midwest was proposed by DTE Energy today as part of the utility’s latest

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PRESS RELEASE: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Long Overdue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Long Overdue  ELPC watching closely to make sure Pruitt’s replacement is accountable for putting public health and environment ahead of polluters’ profits      STATEMENT BY KEVIN BRUBAKER DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation, Deputy Director Kevin

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends US Senate for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC Commends U.S. Senate for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill Concerns about last-minute amendment to REAP will be addressed in conference   Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The Senate Farm Bill continues important energy title programs, including funding

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Environmental Groups Disappointed Minnesota PUC Failed to Put Vulnerable Natural Resources Ahead of Tar Sands Producers’ Economic Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Disappointed Minnesota PUC Failed to Put Vulnerable Natural Resources Ahead of Tar Sands Producers’ Economic Interests Groups vow to continue fight to protect Minnesota’s valuable waterways   St. Paul, Minn. – The five-member Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today conditionally approved Enbridge’s controversial line 3 crude oil pipeline expansion project. The

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Pans Passage of the House’s Deeply Flawed Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andy Olsen, (609)-334-1456 ELPC Pans Passage of the House’s Deeply Flawed Farm Bill  House Farm Bill Retreats on Farm Energy Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly passed its deeply flawed Farm Bill in a revote after failing to pass the same bill last month. Today’s vote was

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends US Senate Committee on Agriculture for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC Commends U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill Midwest senators step up in bipartisan effort to protect farmers’ interests in vital energy programs Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm

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PRESS RELEASE: Air Permit Issued for Proposed Refinery Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Air Permit Issued for Proposed Refinery Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park Medora, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today announced it has issued a permit allowing construction of Meridian Energy Group’s proposed Davis Refinery to move forward, risking harm to nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park. More than 10,000

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PRESS RELEASE: New Minnesota Rules Make Connecting Clean Energy to the Grid Easier for Customers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Judith Nemes, ELPC | 312-795-3706 | JNemes@elpc.org Ruth Fein, IREC | 518.858.7329 | ruthfein@irecusa.org Matt Privratsky, Fresh Energy | 651-726-7571 | Privratsky@fresh-energy.org New Minnesota Rules Make Connecting Clean Energy to the Grid Easier for Customers Minnesota made new strides for clean energy last week (May 24, 2018), becoming the third midwest state in the last three

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PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Pollinator-Friendly Solar Energy Bill Passes, Adds Momentum to Solar Energy Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Illinois Pollinator-Friendly Solar Energy Bill Passes, Adds Momentum to Solar Energy Development Legislation is good for habitats, good for the environment, good for communities SPRINGFIELD,

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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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