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Media Contacts

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

Statement on Exelon threats to close Dresden, Byron plants

Environmental Law and Policy Center Statement on Exelon threats to close Dresden, Byron plants Company demands subsidies following the bribery admissions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER We’ve seen this Exelon rate hike and hostage-taking script several times before. Now, Exelon is back again asking

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Energy experts call on MI Public Service Commission to conduct new Value of Solar study

Energy experts call on MPSC to conduct a new Value of Solar study Brief in Consumers’ rate case demonstrates how solar customers are undervalued Lansing, MI  — Clean energy advocates submitted briefs in the Consumers Energy rate case today, calling on the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to conduct a Value of Solar study to

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Coalition files motion in support of livestock pollution protections

Coalition files motion in support of livestock pollution protections CAFO permit protects health of people, the water they use MICHIGAN — On Thursday, a coalition of eight Great Lakes region organizations filed a motion in support of the area’s people, water and wildlife. Michigan Environmental Council, Environmental Law & Policy Center and other partners seek

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Statement on Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Environmental Policy Goals

Contact: Paul Dailing, pdailing@elpc.org, 312-771-1979 Statement on Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Environmental Policy Goals Environmental principles outlined on Friday should advance renewable energy, accelerate EV adoption, and protect ratepayers STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “Gov. Pritzker is moving in the right direction with principles targeted to accelerate renewable

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NEPA Rollback Rejects Climate Reality, Endangers Public Health

NEPA Rollback Rejects Climate Reality, Endangers Public Health President Donald Trump announced the final National Environmental Policy Act revisions in Atlanta press conference on Wednesday STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “President Trump is weakening and undermining NEPA, which is America’s cornerstone environmental law, instead of celebrating NEPA’s effectiveness

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Decision in Ozone Designation Case a Good Step Forward for Healthier Clean Air

Decision in Ozone Designation Case a Good Step Forward for Healthier Clean Air On Friday, July 10, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling 18-1203 Clean Wisconsin v. EPA, et al, finding in favor of the petitioners, including the Environmental Law & Policy Center and its client, the Respiratory Health Association. STATEMENT BY

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ELPC Commends Increased Funding Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2021

ELPC Commends Congressional Subcommittee for Increasing Appropriation for Successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for 2021 Budget “Protecting safe clean drinking water, healthy fisheries and enjoyable outdoor recreation for all has overwhelmingly strong public support and is not a partisan issue” STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “The Environmental Law

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Environmental Groups Intervene in Opposition to Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel & Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Law & Policy Center: Judith Nemes, JNemes@elpc.org, (773) 892-7494 Michigan Climate Action Network: Kate Madigan, Kate@miclimateaction.org, (231)633-5353 Environmental Groups File Petition to Intervene in front of Michigan Public Service Commission in Opposition to Enbridge’s Application to Build Line 5 Tunnel & Pipeline Groups Assert Tunnel Increases Climate Threat and Extends Risks

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Statement on Executive Order Weakening National Environmental Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Dailing, 312-771-1979 While Americans Focus on COVID-19 Crisis and Racial Injustice, Pres. Trump Issues Executive Order Weakening National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Requirements for Public Participation and Alternatives Review    STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “President Trump has used the cover of the

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ELPC Stands against Racial Injustice, for Black Lives, and for Healthy Communities for All

We all bear witness and bear responsibility for racial injustice in our communities and across our nation.  The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others reflects systematic racism and the continuing unacceptable police brutality and misconduct that must change.  Moreover, this takes place against the backdrop of racial disparities exacerbated by

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