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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ELPC’s Howard Learner Talks Peabody’s End to Self-Bonding

Peabody Emerges From Bankruptcy; Stock Trading Resumes Tuesday April 4, 2017 By Bryce Gray With $5 billion less in debt and a new stock set to begin trading, Peabody Energy emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, 10 days shy of one year after starting the reorganization process. The shares will be listed under the ticker

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Wisconsin Public Radio: USDA Researcher Speaks at ELPC Water Conference & Warns Wisconsin Well Owners About Contamination

USDA Researcher Warning Kewaunee County Well Owners About Contamination April 3, 2017 By Chuck Quirmbach A scientist who’s looked into widespread well contamination in Kewaunee County says he’s now urging owners of tainted wells to find another water source. U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt recently published findings that indicate cow manure is the leading

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Chicago Tribune: ELPC’s MeLena Hessel Explains Community Solar

Want Solar Panels, but Can’t Afford Them? Cook County’s Working to Set Up Co-ops April 3, 2017 By Cheryl V. Jackson Solar panels are cheaper than ever, but many renters, condo-owners and low-income families aren’t able to take advantage of the flaming ball of energy in the sky. A Cook County project is working to change that, helping

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Bloomberg BNA: ELPC’s Kearney Says States Should Learn from Peabody Coal Bankruptcy that Self-bonding is Bad Idea

No Collateral Needed for Cleanup in Some States Despite Mine Bankruptcies March 30, 2017 By Tipp Baltz, Stephen Joyce and Stephen Lee Several states are still willing to let mines operate without putting up collateral for land cleanup even though three of the country’s biggest coal companies only recently emerged from bankruptcy. Their plans could

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