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EnergyWire: ELPC’s Learner Finds No Support for Coal Plant Bailout in ICC Report

EnergyWire Governor Requests More Analysis of Downstate Power Market By Jeffrey Tomich Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) is asking state regulators to further analyze potential policy options to ensure there’s ample generating capacity to meet electricity demand in the southern half of the state. In a letter to the Illinois Commerce Commission chairman yesterday, Rauner

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ClimateWire: Midwest Went From a Climate Leader to a Trump Bulwark

Midwest Went From a Climate Leader to a Trump Bulwark By Benjamin Storrow Climate hawks thought they’d scored a major victory in 2007 when six Midwestern states and the Canadian province of Manitoba agreed to an economywide carbon cap-and-trade program. It was seen by many as a precursor to federal action. More than a decade

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Chicago Tribune: Another Break for Foxconn? EPA Office Led by Gov. Walker’s Former Aide to Decide Smog Pollution Rules

Another Break for Foxconn? EPA Office Led by Gov. Walker’s Former Aide to Decide Smog Pollution Rules By Michael Hawthorne Armed with years of air quality testing and other evidence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tentatively concluded late last year that most of southeast Wisconsin needs to take more aggressive action to reduce lung-damaging smog.

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Chicago Tribune: Who Gets the VW Money?

Who Gets the VW Money? By Mary Wisniewski The state’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a first-round proposal on Monday about how to spend $108.7 million from a national settlement Volkswagen reached with the U.S. government over the German automaker’s emissions scandal — and it’s already raising eyebrows. That’s according to environmental advocates,

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