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Chicago’s EJ Communities Need Parks Not Pollution

As if they don’t have enough polluters on all sides, Southeast Side residents face plans for an expanded waste dump on the lakeshore, where they were supposed to get a park.

11/18/21

Kiana Courtney

Update

Region 5 Redux: Midwest Water Enforcement under Trump Continued to Decline in 2020

In last year’s report, ELPC found that EPA enforcement was declining in the Midwest from 2012-2019, even as significant noncompliance with the Clean Water Act was on the rise. It turns out 2020 was even worse.

4/12/21

Jeffrey Hammons

Update

Chicago’s environmental inequality runs deep: Southeast Side residents stand up to air pollution

Chicago residents speak out against General Iron, as the metal shredding facility plans to move south.

2/3/21

Kiana Courtney

Update

Proposed Line 5 pipeline tunnel puts the Great Lakes at risk, Army Corps must consider climate impacts

ELPC spoke out about the dangers of the Line 5 tunnel and pipeline at this week's Army Corps of Engineers hearing.

12/10/20

Kiana Courtney

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Keeping our Clean Water Promise

Checking in on environmental enforcement in the Midwest on the 48th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

10/27/20

Kiana Courtney

Update

General Iron is Not a Good Neighbor, No Matter the Neighborhood

COVID-19 is not the only threat to Chicago’s lungs this spring, as neighborhoods struggle with toxic polluters in multiple parts of the city.

5/19/20

Kiana Courtney

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