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Crain’s Chicago Business: ELPC Focus Groups Find Trump Voters in Midwest Swing States Care about Water, Energy Jobs

Trump Voters Actually Do Care About the Environment, Kind Of April 12, 2017 By Greg Hinz Environmental issues carry political weight even with Donald Trump voters, and even when top aides to the new president seem anything but green. But for the issue to count, it had better be something those voters can see and

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Sun-Times: Howard Learner Says Time is Right for Chicago Community Solar

Warming Up to Solar Energy in Chicago, Cook County April 11, 2017 By Howard A. Learner Community solar is ready to move forward in Chicago and Cook County. When Chicagoans drive toward Des Moines, Indianapolis and Springfield, they see local wind turbines helping to power our transition to a clean energy future. Here in Cook

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Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin Activists at ELPC Water Conference Discuss Strategies To Fight CAFO-related Pollution

Anti-CAFO Citizen Groups Hope Unity Leads To Success April 3, 2017 By Chuck Quirmbach Some small citizen groups in Wisconsin are teaming up in hopes of stopping local proposals for more large-scale farms known as concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. Criste Greening and some neighbors have spent about five years battling a proposed CAFO near their

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Curbed: ELPC’s Andy Olsen Emphasizes the Importance of Solar Energy for Rural America’s Development

The Rural Renewable Power Renaissance Solar and wind have made great strides across the country. Will Trump’s budget halt progress toward a greener heartland? April 4, 2017 By Patrick Sisson Abita Springs, Louisiana, a bedroom community of 2,365 about an hour north of New Orleans, is the picture of a small Southern town. The fifth-largest

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