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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

ELPC Commends Michigan Governor Whitmer for Creating Office of Future Mobility

ELPC Commends Michigan Governor Whitmer for Creating Office of Future Mobility  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “We commend Michigan Gov. Whitmer on her steps to advance clean transportation by creating an Office of Future Mobility and Michigan Council on Future Mobility and Electrification. We expect this Council will

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Ohio EPA Commits to Regulatory Standards to Reduce Phosphorus Pollution and Toxic Algae in Lake Erie

ELPC Statement on Ohio EPA Draft Report Committing to Total Maximum Daily Loads, Regulatory Standards to Reduce Phosphorus Pollution and Toxic Algae Blooms in Western Lake Erie STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and one of the

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Trump Administration’s Proposed 2021 Budget Undermines Environmental Progress

Trump Administration’s Proposed 2021 Budget Funds Great Lakes Restoration Initiative But Proposed EPA Cuts Undermine Environmental Progress   STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Chicago — “President Trump has finally recognized that the successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is bipartisan and loved by everyone who cares about the Great Lakes.

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ELPC Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Bipartisan Vote Reauthorizing and Increasing Funding for Successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

ELPC Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Bipartisan Vote Reauthorizing and Increasing Funding for Successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative “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, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Chicago — “The Environmental Law & Policy

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EPA’s Replacement of the Clean Water Rule Takes Away Important Protections for Midwest Community Rivers, Wetlands and Streams

EPA’s Replacement of the Clean Water Rule Takes Away Important Protections for Midwest Community Rivers, Wetlands and Streams Trump Administration’s misguided rollback puts safe clean drinking water, and fish and wildlife habitats at risk The Trump administration’s final replacement of the 2015 Clean Water Rule weakens protections for clean water and community health. This final

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Proposed NEPA Rollback Rejects Realities of Climate Change

Contact: Paul Dailing, pdailing@elpc.org, 312-771-1979 Proposed National Environmental Policy Act Rollback Rejects Realities of Climate Change, Tries to Silence Public NEPA rewrite would trigger environmental rollbacks across federal agencies With today’s proposed overhaul of the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, the Trump’s administration is seeking to lessen public input on the environmental impacts

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Report: Over 350 Companies Power Wisconsin Clean Energy Supply Chain

Contact: Paul Dailing, PDailing@elpc.org, (312)771-1979 Report: Over 350 Companies Power the Clean Energy Supply Chain. For Economic Growth, Wisconsin Needs Better Clean Energy Policies Strong manufacturing base is finding work out-of-state, not at home On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Environmental Law & Policy Center released “Wisconsin Clean Energy Business Supply Chain: Good for Manufacturing Jobs, Good

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Groups File Lawsuit Against Serial Polluter ArcelorMittal

Contact: Judith Nemes, (312)795-3706, JNemes@elpc.org Environmental Groups File Clean Water Act Enforcement Lawsuit Against ArcelorMittal for Cyanide Spill in August 2019 and More than 100 Permit Violations Since 2015 Burns Harbor, IN. – The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) filed a Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuit against ArcelorMittal for

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New Poll Shows SW Wisconsin Voters Prioritize Safe Clean Drinking Water as Top Issue of Concern & Favor Specific Regulations to Improve Water Quality

Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, (312)795-3706 New Poll Shows SW Wisconsin Voters Prioritize Safe Clean Drinking Water as Top Issue of Concern & Favor Specific Regulations to Improve Water Quality  Majority said they’d favor candidate supporting more regulation to protect safe clean drinking water CHICAGO – Nationally-recognized pollster J. Ann Selzer‘s new poll of 601 registered

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ELPC Report Finds Over 300 Companies Power Michigan’s Clean Energy Supply Chain, Recommends Better Clean Energy Policies for Economic Growth

Contact: ​Paul Dailing, (312) 771-1979, PDailing@elpc.org​​​​​​​​​​ Report: Over 300 Companies Power the Clean Energy Supply Chain. For Economic Growth, Michigan Needs Better Clean Energy Policies Economic impact of jobs in renewable energy supply chain benefits entire state On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Environmental Law & Policy Center released “Michigan Clean Energy Supply Chain: Good for

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