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Press Release: Solar Industry and Illinois Farm Bureau Collaborate to Guarantee Tax Revenue for Rural Communities and Protect Farmland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Solar Industry and Illinois Farm Bureau Collaborate to Guarantee Tax Revenue for Rural Communities and Protect Farmland New law will protect farmland and help ensure $250-350 million in tax revenue for rural Illinois Springfield, Illinois – August 13, 2018 – Governor Rauner has signed two bills that will help ensure solar development

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Press Release: Environmental Groups Push MidAmerican Energy to Commit to a Comprehensive Clean Energy Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Push MidAmerican Energy to Commit to a Comprehensive Clean Energy Transition Call for Wind XII Approval to Require Coal Retirements   Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Environmental Council and Environmental Law & Policy Center filed testimony with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) in MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XII docket. Kerri

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Environmental & Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental and Public Health Groups Challenge US EPA’s Decision to Exclude Areas from Ozone Non-attainment List that Would Trigger Clean-up   Washington, D.C. — On August 2, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and Respiratory Health Association (RHA) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for

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Trump Administration Reboot of Fuel Economy & Pollution Standards is Misguided Step Backwards While Global Competitors Keep Moving Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trump Administration Reboot of Fuel Economy and Pollution Standards is a Misguided Step Backwards While Global Competitors Keep Moving Forward U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler continuing Pruitt agenda that will cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution & reduce America’s technological innovation leadership STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

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PRESS RELEASE: Defending the Air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Defending the Air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park Dakota Resource Council, Environmental Law & Policy Center and National Parks Conservation Association Sue State of North Dakota Over Proposed Oil Refinery Medora, ND – National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) and the Dakota Resource Council filed a lawsuit

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PRESS RELEASE: Charge Up Midwest Welcomes DTE Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Charge Up Midwest Welcomes DTE Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program   Program could push mass EV adoption, offer huge boost to EV charging infrastructure in Midwest  Lansing, MI. – The largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure pilot in the Midwest was proposed by DTE Energy today as part of the utility’s latest

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PRESS RELEASE: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Long Overdue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Long Overdue  ELPC watching closely to make sure Pruitt’s replacement is accountable for putting public health and environment ahead of polluters’ profits      STATEMENT BY KEVIN BRUBAKER DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation, Deputy Director Kevin

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends US Senate for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC Commends U.S. Senate for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill Concerns about last-minute amendment to REAP will be addressed in conference   Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The Senate Farm Bill continues important energy title programs, including funding

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Environmental Groups Disappointed Minnesota PUC Failed to Put Vulnerable Natural Resources Ahead of Tar Sands Producers’ Economic Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Disappointed Minnesota PUC Failed to Put Vulnerable Natural Resources Ahead of Tar Sands Producers’ Economic Interests Groups vow to continue fight to protect Minnesota’s valuable waterways   St. Paul, Minn. – The five-member Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today conditionally approved Enbridge’s controversial line 3 crude oil pipeline expansion project. The

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Pans Passage of the House’s Deeply Flawed Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andy Olsen, (609)-334-1456 ELPC Pans Passage of the House’s Deeply Flawed Farm Bill  House Farm Bill Retreats on Farm Energy Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly passed its deeply flawed Farm Bill in a revote after failing to pass the same bill last month. Today’s vote was

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