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 Commends EPA on Endangerment Finding

“We commend US EPA Administrator Jackson and the Obama Administration for today’s endangerment finding. Sound science makes it clear that greenhouse gas pollution is endangering our public health. “We now call for the EPA to implement strong and fair standards that will reduce global warming pollution if Congress does not step up with legislation.  Implementing

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Please Support ELPC this Holiday Season!

Dear ELPC Friends and Supporters, This has been both a remarkable and challenging year for our nation’s economy, for our planet, and for the Environmental Law & Policy Center’s work to protect our environment, preserve the Midwest’s natural heritage and grow the green economy.  High-speed rail development is moving from vision to reality, transforming our

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Solar is Coming: Price Shifts, Market Changes, And Policy Opportunities to Grow the Green Economy in the Midwest

By: Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center The confluence of multiple economic and policy factors creates a huge strategic opportunity to advance solar power installations in the Midwest.  This window of opportunity will likely be open for about two years while solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices are very low due to

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Midwest High-Speed Rail is Moving to Reality

The world has changed.  Just a few years ago, many people thought that high-speed rail development here was just a dream. Now, it’s moving to reality.  President Obama has made high-speed rail development his #1 national transportation priority, akin to President Eisenhower leading the build out of our interstate highway system.   The Midwest Governors and

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ELPC’s Founding Vision is Becoming Today’s Sustainability Reality

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