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ELPC’s Mindi Schmitz: N.D. lawmakers willfully ignored environmental issues

The following op-ed was published in the Grand Forks Herald Journal on May 13, 2015: BISMARCK—The 64th Legislative Assembly of 2015 chose to blatantly disregard a persistent environmental problem facing North Dakota: the flaring of natural gas in the Bakken. We are getting all of the pollution and none of the energy from a valuable

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ELPC Discusses Cleaning Up the Big Sioux River with the Argus Leader

ELPC’s Matthew McLarty discussed efforts to clean up the Big Sioux River with the Argus Leader. ELPC’s segment begins at the 15:28 mark.    

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Inside Climate News: Resistance to Pipeline Bigger than Keystone Thwarts Enbridge in Wisconsin

Pipeline giant Enbridge, Inc., is in a standoff with a Wisconsin zoning committee over the company’s plans to vastly increase the amount of tar sands oil pumped through one of its lines. In an unusual move, the Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee slapped additional insurance requirements on Enbridge before letting it build a

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Illinois energy politics spill over to Maryland, with Exelon deal in balance

As the deadline nears for Maryland utility regulators to rule on Exelon’s proposed buyout of Pepco Holdings, energy politics in Illinois are playing an improbable starring role. Maryland officials, who staunchly oppose the $6.8 billion tie-up on fears that Pepco will be induced to support anti-consumer policies favoring Exelon’s unregulated power plants, are pointing to

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