Stopping a Dredge Dump on Chicago’s Southeast Side Lakefront

Southeast side community is already overburdened with pollution, where a lakefront park was promised decades ago

ELPC attorneys represent two community groups, Alliance for the Southeast and Friends of the Parks, to challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ new toxic dredge waste dump on the Lake Michigan shoreline on Chicago’s Southeast Side.


Since filming this video, we’ve won the first battle in federal court. The Army Corps has been forced to hold off its “build first-permit later” plans. Thank you to Amalia Nieto-Gomez, Juanita Irizarry and Linda Gonzales, who are in the fight every day. Learn more about about the lawsuit here.

And more recently, ELPC filed a motion for summary judgment in federal court that essentially restates our case and asks the judge to decide on the merits of the evidence we presented on behalf of our clients FOTP and ASE.