Toledo, Ohio


ELPC is leading the charge to clean up Lake Erie by fighting to reduce the runoff pollution that causes toxic algae. From the court of law to the court of public opinion, our public interest attorneys and advocates work to protect safe drinking water, enjoyable outdoor recreation, fisheries, and the local economy.

With our office in Columbus, ELPC is well-positioned to advance a transition towards a cleaner renewable energy future and smart energy efficiency. We advocate with regulators, legislators, and business leaders across the Buckeye state. We are in the courts to protect taxpayers from being saddled with the cleanup costs from shuttered coal and nuclear plants, when corporations attempt to evade their responsibilities. Ohioans understand that a healthy environment is good for jobs and good for the economy.

Current Projects

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Clean Transportation

Advocating for Public Transit, Walking and Biking

Climate Change

Midwest Cities Drive Climate Solutions

Clean Energy

Thinking Beyond Wires

Clean Energy

Repowering the Rural Midwest

Clean Energy

Transforming the Electricity Grid

Clean Water

Protecting the Great Lakes

Related Resources

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StoryMap: Great Lakes National Marine Sanctuaries


Rail Manufacturing Reports


E-Bike Carbon Impact Math Factsheet


REAP Success Stories

Important Victory

Ohio EPA Declares Western Lake Erie “Impaired”

On March 22, 2018, the Ohio EPA finally recognized reality. It released a new Clean Water Act report designating the open waters of the western basin of Lake Erie as “impaired” after ELPC Lawsuit asks Federal Court to intervene.


Make an impact in Ohio.

Help us stop pollution and protect wild places while accelerating green jobs in clean energy and transportation.