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

Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollback Threatens America’s Drinking Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Eddy, 312-795-3710, seddy@elpc.org Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollback Threatens America’s Drinking Water Pausing Clean Water Protections Wrong for the Great Lakes Region and America CHICAGO – Today’s announcement by the Trump Administration’s EPA to rollback federal clean water rules undermines safe clean drinking water across the nation and threatens progress to

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New Environmental Study of Proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Improperly Rejects Alternatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chuck Tenneson, charles@driftlessconservancy.org, 608-930-3252 Sarah Eddy, seddy@elpc.org, 312-795-3710 DODGEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 10, 2018 – The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) released recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line includes only a cursory review of non-transmission alternatives to the high-voltage line such

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Iowa DOT announces more than $3 million in available funding for electric school buses

November 26, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kerri Johannsen, 515-244-0123 ext. 208 Peter Gray, 312-629-9400 Iowa DOT announces more than $3 million in available funding for electric school buses Iowa school districts can apply now for VW settlement funding to purchase electric school buses DES MOINES, IA — Iowa school children may soon breathe easier thanks to $3.15

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Joint Statement Regarding North Dakota PSC Dismissal of Case Against Meridian Energy Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sarah Eddy, 312-795-3710 Scott Skokos, 701-224-8587 Joint Statement Regarding PSC Dismissal of Case Against Meridian Energy Group Bismarck, ND—In a decision today, the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) dismissed the complaint of the Dakota Resource Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center against Meridian Energy Group, jeopardizing the PSC’s regulatory

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NEW ELPC REPORT: Indiana Clean Energy Business Supply Chain Report Finds 89 Companies, Good for Hoosier Economy, Good for Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC REPORT:  89 Indiana Clean Energy Businesses – Good for Indiana’s Economy and Environment Together   INDIANAPOLIS – A report released today by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) highlights 89 Indiana companies engaging in accelerating wind power and solar energy as manufacturers, developers, designers, contractors, installers and professional and other

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BLM’s Misguided Rule Weakens Methane Flaring Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Bureau of Land Management’s Misguided Rule Weakens Methane Flaring Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment   Statement by Howard A. Learner In response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of the existing Methane Waste Reduction Standards avoid waste from oil and gas drilling on

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Misguided New Oil & Gas Proposal Weakens Strong Methane Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2018 Contact: Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center, JNemes@elpc.org (312) 795-3706 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Misguided New Oil & Gas Proposal Weakens Strong Methane Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment    STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In

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ELPC Supports Specific Components of Illinois EPA Volkswagen Settlement Fund Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Al Grosboll, Environmental Law & Policy Center, AGrosboll@elpc.org (217) 652-3866   ELPC Supports Specific Components of Illinois EPA Volkswagen Settlement Fund Plan STATEMENT BY AL GROSBOLL LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR POLICY ADVOCATE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan for spending the state’s $107 million share of the $2.7

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Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Coast Guard for Approving Northern Michigan Plan and Later Admitting Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center, JNemes@elpc.org (773) 892-7494 Jordan Lubetkin, National Wildlife Federation, lubetkin@nwf.org  (734) 904-1589 Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Coast Guard for Approving Northern Michigan Plan and Later Admitting Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Great Lakes Lawsuit Claims that Coast Guard fails to comply

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EPA’s New Power Plan Will Reverse U.S. Efforts to Cut Carbon Pollution and Allow Old Coal Plants to Keep Polluting Our Air

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes EPA’s New Power Plan Will Reverse U.S. Efforts to Cut Carbon Pollution and Allow Old Coal Plants to Keep Polluting Our Air Clean Power Plan had U.S. poised for shift to renewable energy growth, better public health, boosting clean energy jobs STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL

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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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