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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

Community and Environmental Organizations Push Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject DTE’s Long-Term Energy Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANSING, MI – Environmental and community organizations today are calling for Michigan’s Public Service Commission to reject the proposed long-term energy plan from DTE following testimony from experts revealing how DTE’s plan will hold back a transition to cleaner, more affordable energy. Experts ranging from energy economists, renewable experts, and health professionals submitted

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Wisconsin PSC Will Approve Unnecessary High-Voltage Transmission Line that Will Permanently Damage the Driftless Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: David Clutter, Dave@driftlessconservancy.org, 609-692-2153 Chuck Tenneson, Charles@driftlessconservancy.org, 608-930-3252 George Meyer, georgemeyer@tds.net, (608) 516-5545 Wisconsin PSC Says Will Approve Huge Unnecessary High-Voltage Transmission Line that Will Permanently Damage the Driftless Area There Are Better Clean Energy Solutions and Alternatives for Wisconsin Dodgeville, WI – Today, the Wisconsin Public Service Commissioners met and voted

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ELPC Joins Coalition Suing to Overturn Trump Administration’s Misguided Affordable Clean Energy Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Dailing, (312) 795-3701, pdailing@elpc.org Environmental Law & Policy Center Joins Coalition Suing to Overturn Trump Administration’s Misguided Affordable Clean Energy Rule Trump plan doesn’t address climate change by reducing carbon pollution from coal plants STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER The Environmental Law &

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Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois Becomes Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Milestone Bill to Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution in Illinois Becomes Law The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act is a critical step in fixing Illinois’ coal ash problem *Note a teleconference with activists and legal experts will be held at 4:00pm CST to speak about the impacts of the law. Dial (605)

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ELPC Commends Congress’ Bipartisan Support to Reauthorize and Increase Funding for Successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org   ELPC Commends Congress’ Bipartisan Support to Reauthorize and Increase Funding for Successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative over Next Five Years “Protecting safe clean drinking water, healthy fisheries and enjoyable outdoor recreation for all is not a partisan issue”  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 jnemes@elpc.org Environmental Law & Policy Center Condemns House Bill 6 Passage  “House Bill 6 will Cause Higher Bills and Higher Pollution for Ohio” STATEMENT BY ROB KELTER SENIOR ATTORNEY, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “House Bill 6 represents a giant leap backwards for Ohioans, moving the state away

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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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