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DNAInfo: Green Jobs, Renewable Energy Pledged by New Statewide Coalition

BACK OF THE YARDS — Getting union presidents, energy company CEOs, construction guys, the mayor, pastors and environmental policy wonks in the same room isn’t easy. It is, however, “unusual, unique, valuable and important,” said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center. The groups on Wednesday announced the creation of the

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Chicago Tribune: Coalition urges Illinois to boost energy goals

Illinois wants to meet President Barack Obama’s mandate to curb carbon dioxide pollution by 30 percent by 2030, it should invest heavily in energy efficiency and renewable energy. That was the message Wednesday at a news conference organized by a coalition of labor, business and environmental groups and headlined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The group

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Greenwire: Groups pressure Congress to invest in passenger rail, transit infrastructure

Unions and environmental groups called on Congress to provide more funds for passenger rail and transit systems in a report released today. The Environmental Law and Policy Center and BlueGreen Alliance released the report, “Passenger Rail & Transit Rail Manufacturing in the U.S.,” which examined the impact and opportunities the passenger rail and transit industry

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Mass Transit Magazine: New Report Showcases America’s Rail, Transit Manufacturing Opportunity

The BlueGreen Alliance and the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) on Jan. 30 released a groundbreaking new report illustrating the breadth of the U.S. transit and passenger rail manufacturing footprint, showing businesses and  jobs nationwide that are being sustained by state and federal investments in rail and transit. The report — Passenger Rail and

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