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Federal Court Blocks Planned Upper Mississippi River Crossing of Huge Transmission Line

Chicago Communities Need Parks Not Pollution

New Cleaner Car Standards Needed for Climate Action

We advocate, innovate, and litigate to protect the Midwest’s environment from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains.


Impact Across the Region

Current Projects

Retiring MidAmerican’s Coal by 2030 Could Save Iowans $1.2 Billion


#DenyThePermit: A Call for Cumulative Impacts Legislation


Protecting Mature Forests is Essential Climate Action


The Sky’s the Limit for Illinois Solar


New Regional Rail Plan is a Win for the Midwest


Experts Find Line 5 Oil Tunnel will Exacerbate the Climate Crisis

Important Victory

How to Turn a Coal Plant into Electric School Buses

Students in the Pekin and Hollis School Districts will soon ride Illinois’ first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric school buses. After ELPC and allies fought to shut down the highly polluting Edwards coal plant nearby, local organizations were able to direct settlement funding to the new buses.


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