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Bloomberg Environment: ELPC’s Ann Mesnikoff Concerned Carmakers’ ‘Harmonization’ Push Could Soften Fuel Efficiency Gains

Bloomberg Environment February 21, 2018 By Abby Smith Automakers may already get what they want this spring as the Trump administration eyes lower fuel economy targets—but the industry is also seeking smaller, technical changes to the program that could lead to fewer fuel efficiency improvements down the road. Automakers seek “harmonization” to secure the “one

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WGN Radio: ELPC’s Rob Kelter Talks about the Latest in Electric Vehicles

Wintrust Business Lunch February 17, 2018 Jon Hansen is joined by Rob Kelter, senior attorney at Environmental Law & Policy Center, to talk about the latest in electric vehicles and the impact they had at the Chicago Auto Show. LISTEN HERE  

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WTTW Chicago Tonight: Illinois Idling on Spending Plan for VW Settlement Money

Illinois Idling on Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Money By Alex Ruppenthal February 16, 2018 Illinois is slated to receive $108.7 million in non-taxpayer money from a national settlement with Volkswagen over the German automaker’s emissions scandal. But unlike other states in the Midwest and across the country, Illinois continues to sit idling without a

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Indiana’s plan for spending VW money falls short

By Janet McCabe & Dr. Stephen Jay This country’s effort to improve public health by reducing air pollution has seen some remarkable leaps forward. Technologies like the catalytic converter, scrubbers for power plants, and unleaded gasoline led to immediate, dramatic reductions in emissions and noticeable improvements in public health, along with business opportunities and job

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