Press Releases

Visit our online media center for other resources.

Minnesota Court of Appeals Declares Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3 Crude Oil Pipeline Inadequate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary McClelland, mmcclelland@elpc.org, 312-522-5706 Minnesota Court of Appeals Declares Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3 Crude Oil Pipeline Inadequate  Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals decided that the environmental impact statement prepared for the controversial line 3 crude oil pipeline was inadequate due to the near complete lack of analysis of

Read More

ELPC Calls on Congress to Authorize Funds to Begin Construction Project to Reduce Threat of Asian Carp Entering the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, 773-892-7494 Environmental Law & Policy Center Calls on Congress to Authorize Funds to Begin Construction Project to Reduce Threat of Asian Carp Entering the Great Lakes U.S. Army Corps’ Asian carp long-delayed report outlines recommended action plan ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner said in response to the U.S. Army

Read More

Illinois House and Senate Pass Landmark Legislation to Clean up Coal Ash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Al Grosboll, Environmental Law & Policy Center, AGrosboll@elpc.org, Illinois House and Senate Pass Landmark Legislation to Clean up Coal Ash Bill addresses coal ash impoundments plaguing the state for decades SPRINGFIELD, IL—Today the Illinois Legislature passed SB9, The Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act, which now heads to the Governor’s desk. The groundbreaking

Read More

Illinois Passes Bill to Promote Renewable Energy Projects for Universities, Government Facilities

For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 Illinois General Assembly Passes Bill to Promote Renewable Energy Projects for Universities, Government Facilities  Legislation will help reduce energy costs, move the state closer toward renewable energy goals SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill by a 108-8 vote to allow public universities

Read More

Illinois Solar for All Program launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contacts: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization: Juliana Pino, (312) 344-3143, JPino@lvejo.org Environmental Law & Policy Center: Judith Nemes, (312) 795-3706, JNemes@elpc.org Blacks in Green: Naomi Davis, (773) 678-9541, NaomiDavis@blacksingreen.org Illinois People’s Action:  Dawn Dannenbring, (309) 531-4433, ILPeoplesAction12@gmail.com  Illinois Solar for All Program Launches to Bring Affordable Renewable Energy to Low-income Households

Read More

ELPC Statement Applauding U.S. House of Representatives’ Passage of Legislation to Combat Climate Change, First in a Decade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, (773)-892-7494, jnemes@elpc.org ELPC Statement Applauding U.S. House of Representatives’ Passage of Legislation to Combat Climate Change, First in a Decade Statement by Howard A. Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center  “We are pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives today has taken an important step forward in

Read More

Manure From Unregulated Factory Farms Fuels Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 Sarah Graddy, sarah@ewg.org, 202-939-9141 Manure From Unregulated Factory Farms Fuels Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms Nutrient-Rich Pollution Runs Off Previously Undocumented Operations Into Maumee River Watershed MINNEAPOLIS – Unregulated animal factory farms are funneling nutrient-rich pollution into Lake Erie, feeding an enormous toxic algae bloom each summer, according to

Read More

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Order Denying FirstEnergy Solutions Debtors’ Motion that Would Have Moved Bankruptcy Plans Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 ELPC Statement on U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Order Denying FirstEnergy Solutions Debtors’ Motion that Would Have Moved Bankruptcy Plans Forward Judge’s order halts bankruptcy plan process for FES STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Koschik’s ruling today

Read More

Industry Leaders collaborate to launch new regulatory innovation initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media requests, please contact Jordan Nachbar at jnachbar@sepapower.org or Judith Nemes at jnemes@elpc.org  Industry leaders collaborate to launch new regulatory innovation initiative “Renovate” seeks to enable the evolution of state regulatory processes WASHINGTON, D.C. — A diverse group of national nonprofit organizations and industry thought leaders announced a new initiative to

Read More

Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA for Failure to Act After Finding of Impaired Waterways in NE Indiana Agricultural runoff in NE Indiana waterways contribute to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie Hammond, IN – Today, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Alliance for the

Read More

ELPC’s Founding Vision is Becoming Today’s Sustainability Reality

Support ELPC’s Next 25 Years of Successful Advocacy

Donate Now