Environmental Law and Policy Center

Project Title
Rising Waters
Chicago, IL

Grant continues ELPC work to help Lake Michigan shoreline communities prepare for extreme variations of lake water levels caused by climate change. Building on ELPC’s report: “Rising Waters: Climate Change Impacts and Toxic Risks to Lake Michigan’s Shoreline Communities,” the organization will engage community groups, business and community leaders, policymakers, scientists and Great Lakes stakeholders to help analyze the economic costs of taking climate mitigation action versus the costs of damages that result from not taking action, and to develop an action plan to respond to the increased risk of flooding in their communities. This multi-year grant is payable 20K in 2023; 20K in 2024.