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Report Finds Dominion Resources’ State Line Coal Plant Caused Up To $720 Million in Health Damages Since 2002

Environmental Law and Policy Center Explains Dominion Resources’ “Unpaid Health Bills”: The Hidden Public Costs of Soot and Smog from the State Line Coal Plant Pollution from Dominion Resources’ State Line coal plant on the Illinois-Indiana border and along the Lake Michigan shores has caused up to $720 million in health and related damages in

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ELPC Releases New Report on the Wind Energy Supply Chain in Illinois

The Environmental Law and Policy Center has released a new study of Illinois’ wind energy supply chain showing more than 100 Illinois companies with a total of over 15,000 employees. From old-line manufacturers who are retooling to build wind turbine components for the new clean energy economy to corporate headquarters for major wind power developers,

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New Study Shows Wind Energy Supply Chain Means Manufacturing Jobs and Corporate HQs for Illinois

New Study Shows Wind Energy Supply Chain Means Manufacturing Jobs and Corporate HQs for Illinois Chicago – The Environmental Law and Policy Center has released a new study of Illinois’ wind energy supply chain showing more than 100 Illinois companies with a total of over 15,000 employees. From old-line manufacturers who are retooling to build

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ELPC Commends Obama Administration Funding of Strategic Corridor High-Speed Rail Projects

ELPC Commends Obama Administration Funding of Strategic Corridor High-Speed Rail Projects CHICAGO, October 25, 2010 — The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) today commended the Federal Railroad Administration for doubling down its strategic funding of regional high-speed projects, concentrating funding on Florida, California and the Midwest. Based on Congressional announcements today, the largest recipients will

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Setting Green Priorities for Chicago’s Next Mayor

As Chicago’s Mayoral candidates lay out their views on the many challenges facing the City, Chicagoans have started weighing in with their priorities of which environmental issues are most pressing.  Through to a new online survey from the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), Chicagoans are now picking the three environmental issues they want Chicago’s

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Report Finds Chicago Coal Plants Caused Up To $1 Billion in Health Damages Since 2002

Environmental Law & Policy Center Examines High Public Costs of Pollution from Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Chicago – Pollution from Chicago’s two coal plants has created up to $1 billion in health and related damages in the last 8 years, according to a report released today by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC).

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ELPC Calls On Congress For Green Light on Renewable Energy

On September 21, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced new stand-alone Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) legislation, requiring electric utilities to purchase a growing percentage of their supply from wind power and other resources. The minimum requirements begin at 3% in 2012 and ramp up to 15% by 2021. The Environmental Law & Policy Center commends

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ELPC Opens New State-of-the-Art Green Office in Landmark Building

ELPC inaugurated a new green office today in the “Old Jewelers Building,” a historic landmark in downtown Chicago. The office is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the highest standard in green building. Creating a cutting edge sustainable office in a historic building was a uniquely challenging project. The result is a model for green

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Romeoville, IL Oil Spill is Second Enbridge Pipeline Spill in 3 months

ROMEOVILLE, IL — Oil has spilled into streets and sewers in Romeoville, IL from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership. Crews have been working around the clock to contain the spill. US EPA is reporting that oil from the pipeline has flowed through sewers into a retention pond near Route 53. Another spill

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Environmental Law & Policy Center Commends Obama’s Transformative Commitment to High-Speed Rail

CHICAGO, September 8, 2010 — The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) today commended President Obama’s breakthrough commitment to high-speed rail development as part of $50 billion in proposed infrastructure improvements. If approved by Congress, the Obama proposal will transform passenger rail in the U.S. much like President Eisenhower fundamentally altered the American landscape through

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