ELPC Action Center

Your voice matters. This is your opportunity to speak up for the Midwest. Show you’re all in to protect our environment and build healthy, resilient communities.

Stop General Iron’s Move to Chicago’s Southeast Side

Scrap metal recycler General Iron is still planning to move to Chicago’s Southeast Side! This community has been subjected to environmental racism for years and already faces disproportionately high rates of air pollution and respiratory illnesses. The City of Chicago still has the chance to deny environmental approvals and shut down the move for good. Tell Mayor Lightfoot and city officials to deny General Iron’s permit and keep them out of the Southeast Side.

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Protect Safe Clean Drinking Water

Safe, clean water is a basic human need. To protect the Midwest’s great waterways – including the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes – we must safeguard the backyard brooks, community creeks, and tributary streams that feed them. We need strong federal protection for all of the wetlands that store and filter water before it reaches our lakes, rivers, and streams.

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