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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

ELPC Condemns Ohio HB6 passage out of Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary McClelland July 17, 2019 (312) 795-3740 mmcclelland@elpc.org Environmental Law & Policy Center Condemns House Bill 6 Passage out of Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee “House Bill 6 will Cause Higher Bills and Higher Pollution for Ohio” STATEMENT BY ROB KELTER SENIOR ATTORNEY, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “The passage

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ELPC Applauds (IL) Lake County Board Decision to End Pursuit of Route 53 Extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2019   Environmental Law & Policy Center Applauds Lake County Board Decision to End Pursuit of Route 53 Extension “This is a big victory and turning point for better transportation solutions in Lake County and the Chicago region” STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER

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Rejecting President Trump’s Claims of Protecting the Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, 312-795-3706, jnemes@elpc.org Environmental Law & Policy Center Rejects President Trump’s Claims of Protecting the Environment     “The Trump administration’s anti-environmental policies are moving the Midwest backwards not forwards” STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner said in response to

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IL Pollution Control Board Advances Controversial Coal Pollution Rule for Vistra Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pollution Control Board Advances Controversial Coal Pollution Rule for Vistra Energy Environmental and Community groups’ welcome Pritzker improvements to Rauner pollution rule but call for stronger pollution reduction plans from Administration CHICAGO – Today, the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) approved a rulemaking initiated in 2017 under the Rauner Administration that allows

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IL Pollution Control Board Finds NRG Energy’s Subsidiary Responsible for Polluting Groundwater with Toxic Coal Ash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Illinois Pollution Control Board Finds NRG Energy’s Subsidiary Responsible for Violating Illinois Groundwater Standards with Toxic Coal Ash Contaminants Environmental groups’ lawsuit hailed as a historic victory for clean water in four communities; puts state coal plant operators on notice CHICAGO – Today the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) agreed with environmental

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Declares Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3 Crude Oil Pipeline Inadequate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary McClelland, mmcclelland@elpc.org, 312-522-5706 Minnesota Court of Appeals Declares Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3 Crude Oil Pipeline Inadequate  Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals decided that the environmental impact statement prepared for the controversial line 3 crude oil pipeline was inadequate due to the near complete lack of analysis of

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ELPC Calls on Congress to Authorize Funds to Begin Construction Project to Reduce Threat of Asian Carp Entering the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, 773-892-7494 Environmental Law & Policy Center Calls on Congress to Authorize Funds to Begin Construction Project to Reduce Threat of Asian Carp Entering the Great Lakes U.S. Army Corps’ Asian carp long-delayed report outlines recommended action plan ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner said in response to the U.S. Army

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Illinois House and Senate Pass Landmark Legislation to Clean up Coal Ash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Al Grosboll, Environmental Law & Policy Center, AGrosboll@elpc.org, Illinois House and Senate Pass Landmark Legislation to Clean up Coal Ash Bill addresses coal ash impoundments plaguing the state for decades SPRINGFIELD, IL—Today the Illinois Legislature passed SB9, The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act, which now heads to the Governor’s desk. The groundbreaking

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Illinois Passes Bill to Promote Renewable Energy Projects for Universities, Government Facilities

For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 Illinois General Assembly Passes Bill to Promote Renewable Energy Projects for Universities, Government Facilities  Legislation will help reduce energy costs, move the state closer toward renewable energy goals SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill by a 108-8 vote to allow public universities

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Illinois Solar for All Program launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contacts: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization: Juliana Pino, (312) 344-3143, JPino@lvejo.org Environmental Law & Policy Center: Judith Nemes, (312) 795-3706, JNemes@elpc.org Blacks in Green: Naomi Davis, (773) 678-9541, NaomiDavis@blacksingreen.org Illinois People’s Action:  Dawn Dannenbring, (309) 531-4433, ILPeoplesAction12@gmail.com  Illinois Solar for All Program Launches to Bring Affordable Renewable Energy to Low-income Households

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