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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

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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Press Release: Solar Industry and Illinois Farm Bureau Collaborate to Guarantee Tax Revenue for Rural Communities and Protect Farmland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Solar Industry and Illinois Farm Bureau Collaborate to Guarantee Tax Revenue for Rural Communities and Protect Farmland New law will protect farmland and help ensure $250-350 million in tax revenue for rural Illinois Springfield, Illinois – August 13, 2018 – Governor Rauner has signed two bills that will help ensure solar development

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Press Release: Environmental Groups Push MidAmerican Energy to Commit to a Comprehensive Clean Energy Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Push MidAmerican Energy to Commit to a Comprehensive Clean Energy Transition Call for Wind XII Approval to Require Coal Retirements   Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Environmental Council and Environmental Law & Policy Center filed testimony with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) in MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XII docket. Kerri

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Environmental & Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental and Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up   Washington, D.C. — On August 2, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and Respiratory Health Association (RHA) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for

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Trump Administration Reboot of Fuel Economy & Pollution Standards is Misguided Step Backwards While Global Competitors Keep Moving Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trump Administration Reboot of Fuel Economy and Pollution Standards is a Misguided Step Backwards While Global Competitors Keep Moving Forward U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler continuing Pruitt agenda that will cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution & reduce America’s technological innovation leadership STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

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PRESS RELEASE: Defending the Air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defending the Air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park Dakota Resource Council, Environmental Law & Policy Center and National Parks Conservation Association Sue State of North Dakota Over Proposed Oil Refinery Medora, ND – National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and the Dakota Resource Council filed a lawsuit

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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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