ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy organization. This grant supports multi-faceted work to improve water quality and protect conservation values and public health in Northern Illinois. ELPC works to protect the drinking water supply in Northern Illinois counties from heavy metals and other contaminants that leach into the groundwater near quarries and coal plants. The grant supports these initiatives: 1. Explore effective solutions to address groundwater contamination from quarries that use Clean Construction Demolition Debris. 2. Legal and policy solutions to protect Illinois waters from coal ash pollution at Midwest Generation/NRG’s Waukegan coal plant in Lake County.
Northern Illinois Water Protection