Howard’s blog

ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner is an experienced attorney and the founder of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. He is responsible for ELPC’s overall strategic leadership, policy direction and financial platform. Howard’s blog includes his analysis of recent developments in clean energy, clean air, clean water, clean transportation and natural resources, as well as notes about ELPC organizational news.

ELPC Mourns the Loss of Charlie Kubert

We mourn the passing of our former colleague, Charlie Kubert. Charlie was passionately committed to developing cleaner renewable energy and energy efficiency to improve our environment and benefit everybody. He worked to make the world a better place, and we will all miss him and the fine work he would have continued to do had

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BP/Enbridge Lessons: Electric Vehicle Solutions That Reduce Oil Dependence, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs and Boost the Midwest’s Economy

BP/Enbridge Lessons:  Electric Vehicle Solutions That Reduce Oil Dependence, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs and Boost the Midwest’s Economy The BP and Enbridge oil spill disasters reminded everyone of the dangers from our addiction to oil.  Most Americans are looking for cleaner and safer ways to power our cars and heat our homes.  The good news

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Cleaner Cars, Less Reliance on Oil, Better Mileage, More Jobs, Less Pollution and More Savings at the Pump

Cleaner Cars, Less Reliance on Oil, Better Mileage, More Jobs, Less Pollution and More Savings at the Pump The BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has awakened many Americans to the dangers of our addiction to oil. The latest polls show that most Americans want to find cleaner and safer ways to

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ELPC Commends Illinois Vote Rejecting Tire Burners as Clean Energy

The Environmental Law & Policy Center commends the Illinois State Senators who twice rejected proposed legislation that would have allowed a tire-burning incinerator special treatment as akin to clean renewable energy.  The Tire Burning Bill (SB 380) would have benefited Geneva Energy, the tire-burner plant owner, which repeatedly violated its air pollution permit levels according

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