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Update: Second Bill Emerges in Iowa to Cut Energy Efficiency Programs

  Update: Second Bill Emerges in Iowa to Cut Energy Efficiency Programs By Karen Uhlenhuth Another threat to energy conservation programs has emerged in the Iowa Legislature. One week after a bill to repeal utilities’ energy efficiency requirements surfaced in the state Senate, a broad public utility reform bill is set to reach a subcommittee

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Under Rauner, penalties sought against Illinois polluters have plummeted

Well before the Trump administration began shifting responsibility for enforcing environmental laws to the states, Illinois already had slowed down the policing of air and water pollution under Gov. Bruce Rauner. A Tribune analysis of enforcement data shows that since the Republican businessman took office in 2015, penalties sought from Illinois polluters have dropped to $6.1 million

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Toledo Blade: ELPC Continues Push for EPA to Declare Lake Erie Open Waters Impaired

Environmentalists Make Renewed Push for U.S. EPA to Declare Western Lake Erie Impaired By Tom Henry | Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed itself on the western Lake Erie impairment issue, environmentalists are pressing for a court ruling that would commit state and federal officials to impose tough new rules on farms

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U.S. News & World Report/AP: US Agency Reverses Course on Lake Erie Toxic Algae Decision

  U.S. Agency Reverses Course on Lake Erie Toxic Algae Decision By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants Ohio to do another review of Lake Erie to determine whether it should be declared impaired by toxic algae blooms that have become a recurring threat in recent summers.

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