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ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

Blandin Foundation Recognizes Christopher Mitchell’s Leadership on Broadband Policy

Blandin Foundation Recognizes Christopher Mitchell’s Leadership on Broadband Policy

Jess Del Fiacco

October 10, 2019

Christopher Mitchell was awarded the Blandin Foundation Courageous Leadership Award for his research and advocacy around community broadband networks.  READ MORE


Neil Seldman Breaks Down U.S. Recycling Crisis On CNBC

Neil Seldman Breaks Down U.S. Recycling Crisis On CNBC

Awantika Pal

October 10, 2019

Neil Seldman is interviewed for a CNBC investigation on the U.S. recycling crisis.  READ MORE


Christopher Mitchell Explains How San Francisco Can Close Its Digital Divide

Christopher Mitchell Explains How San Francisco Can Close Its Digital Divide

Awantika Pal

October 7, 2019

Christopher Mitchell highlights why city governments should invest in bringing high-quality Internet to low-income families.  READ MORE


ILSR Takes a Closer Look at National Movement To Limit Dollar Stores

ILSR Takes a Closer Look at National Movement To Limit Dollar Stores

Hibba Meraay

September 27, 2019

A growing number of cities are now taking legislative action to limit the number of dollar stores. Our research takes a closer look at this national movement.  READ MORE


John Farrell Voices Concerns About Xcel Energy’s Future Plans

John Farrell Voices Concerns About Xcel Energy's Future Plans

Hibba Meraay

September 25, 2019

John Farrell weighs in on Xcel Energy's resource plan and details why the utility's long-term plan for energy generation should be scrutinized by regulators.  READ MORE


Brenda Platt Shares the Transformative Potential of Community Composting Via Foodtank

CNN Investigates Amazon in New Documentary Feat. ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell

CNN Investigates Amazon in New Documentary Feat. ILSR's Stacy Mitchell

Hibba Meraay

September 19, 2019

In a new CNN documentary titled “The Age of Amazon,” ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell offers crucial perspective on Amazon’s monopoly power and control over the digital infrastructure of the economy.  READ MORE


Stacy Mitchell Talks Amazon on BBC World Service

Stacy Mitchell Talks Amazon on BBC World Service

Breshay Moore

August 19, 2019

BBC takes a look at the future of Amazon as the company hits its 25th Birthday. ILSR’s Co-Director, Stacy Mitchell, details Amazon’s dominance in the market and how small businesses are suffering due to Amazon’s monopoly power.  READ MORE


Neil Seldman Reviews “Peak Plastic” for the Northern California Recycling Association

Neil Seldman Reviews "Peak Plastic" for the Northern California Recycling Association

Virginia Streeter

June 25, 2019

Neil Seldman, director of the Waste to Wealth initiative, reviews Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World.  READ MORE


Statement on House Antitrust Investigation into Big Tech

Statement on House Antitrust Investigation into Big Tech

Hibba Meraay

June 4, 2019

In response to the House Judiciary Committee’s announcement that it will begin a study of the impact of dominant technology platforms, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance released the following statement.  READ MORE