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USA Today: Environment may get bigger stage at Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hot-button issues such as clean power, water-quality regulations and renewable fuels are expected to get a bigger stage in the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, as environmental activists put more pressure on presidential contenders to address controversial issues such as climate change. But experts still expect that concerns about saving the planet likely

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Midwest Energy News: Critics say Michigan utility aims to ‘monopolize’ community solar

Michigan’s first proposed large-scale community solar program is coming under fire from clean-energy advocates who say it would prevent independent third parties from developing their own programs. Within the next month, the Michigan Public Service Commission is expected to rule on Consumers Energy’sproposed 10 MW community solar pilot program, which would be the first program

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Chicago Tribune: Environmentalists seek to overturn federal approval of Illiana toll road

Environmentalists want the federal government to overturn its decision to approve the Illiana toll road project, in light of new and “compelling” evidence, they said. The Environmental Law and Policy Center, Midewin Heritage Association, Sierra Club and a dozen others sent a letter with 40 pages of documentation to the Federal Highway Administration, citing four

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WI State Journal: Opponents continue attack as major Wisconsin utility merger moves forward

Opponents continue to fight plans by Wisconsin Energy Corp., Milwaukee, to buy Integrys Energy Group, Chicago, even though the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the $9.1 billion deal this week. The Wisconsin Citizens Utility Board called it “a bad idea,” in comments submitted Monday. “WEC has shown how the proposed transaction will provide hundreds of

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