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ELPC Statement on Executive Order to Eliminate Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes March 28, 2017 (312) 795-3706 (773) 892-7494   Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan Rollback “Will Move America Backwards and Reduce U.S. Global Competitiveness” “Clean energy development is creating thousands of new jobs” STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Howard Learner, Executive Director of

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ELPC Statement on Proposed Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes David Jakubiak Trump Administration’s Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards Is Misguided Rolling back common sense fuel efficiency standards will cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution, and reduce America’s technological innovation leadership and global competitiveness STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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ELPC Statement on Proposed U.S. EPA Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      February 28, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes  Trump’s Proposed U.S. EPA Drastic Budget Cuts Put Great Lakes, Safe Drinking Water, Public Health At Risk Reckless Funding Cuts for Protecting Clean Water and Clean Air Will Hurt Midwest Communities STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center Howard Learner, Executive Director

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Press Release: Ohio Plan Fails to Address Main Cause of Toxic Algae in Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org Ohio Plan Fails to Address Main Cause of Toxic Algae in Lake Erie Voluntary Standards Fall Short Columbus, OH – Today, Governor Kasich’s administration released its highly anticipated implementation plan to curb Lake Erie’s toxic algae problem. While the plan includes a number of positive steps,

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Press Release: EPA Says Iowa DNR Changes to Clean Water Rules Violate Federal Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes, (312) 795-3706 Environmental Protection Agency Says Iowa DNR Changes to Clean Water Rules Violate Federal Standards Iowa Environmental Groups Applaud EPA Declaration DES MOINES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that changes to Iowa’s clean water antidegradation standards approved by the Iowa Environmental Protection

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NEW REPORT: Minnesota Home to Well-Over 100 Wind, Solar Supply Chain Companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Minnesota Renewable Energy Sector Holds 100+ Businesses Renewable Energy Investments Bring Business Growth Throughout the State ST. PAUL, MN – More than 100 Minnesota companies serve wind power and solar energy markets, providing jobs to people across the state who are manufacturing, financing, designing, engineering, installing

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Press Release: Un-Mucking Illinois’ Waterways: Court Settlement Should Reduce Algae Pollution in Rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Un-Mucking Illinois’ Waterways: Court Settlement Should Reduce Algae Pollution in Rivers CHICAGO (January 19, 2017) – Environmental groups have settled long-running litigation against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) over pollution from three of its Chicago-area sewage treatment plants. The agreement requires the parties to work together to curb

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Breaking: ELPC Commends Illinois General Assembly for Approving Preventing Lead in Drinking Water Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center “Illinois children have a basic right to safe drinking water in schools and child care centers. The Environmental Law & Policy Center commends the Illinois General Assembly for approving the Preventing

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Press Release: ELPC Responds to Ohio Gov. Kasich Veto of State Energy Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY ROB KELTER Environmental Law & Policy Center COLUMBUS, OHIO — Rob Kelter, senior attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said in response to Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s veto of a bill passed by the Ohio State Legislature that would have made standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy

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Press Release: ELPC Responds to Peabody Energy’s Reorganization Plan that Fails to Commit to End Flawed Self-Bonding For Its Mine Reclamation Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 23, 2016 STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Environmental Law & Policy Center ST. LOUIS – Howard Learner, an attorney for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said in response to Peabody Energy’s proposed plan of reorganization filed late yesterday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis: “We’re disappointed that Peabody’s

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