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Manure From Unregulated Factory Farms Fuels Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 Sarah Graddy, sarah@ewg.org, 202-939-9141 Manure From Unregulated Factory Farms Fuels Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms Nutrient-Rich Pollution Runs Off Previously Undocumented Operations Into Maumee River Watershed MINNEAPOLIS – Unregulated animal factory farms are funneling nutrient-rich pollution into Lake Erie, feeding an enormous toxic algae bloom each summer, according to

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Order Denying FirstEnergy Solutions Debtors’ Motion that Would Have Moved Bankruptcy Plans Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, jnemes@elpc.org, 312-795-3706 ELPC Statement on U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Order Denying FirstEnergy Solutions Debtors’ Motion that Would Have Moved Bankruptcy Plans Forward Judge’s order halts bankruptcy plan process for FES STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Koschik’s ruling today

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Industry Leaders collaborate to launch new regulatory innovation initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media requests, please contact Jordan Nachbar at jnachbar@sepapower.org or Judith Nemes at jnemes@elpc.org  Industry leaders collaborate to launch new regulatory innovation initiative “Renovate” seeks to enable the evolution of state regulatory processes WASHINGTON, D.C. — A diverse group of national nonprofit organizations and industry thought leaders announced a new initiative to

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Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA for Failure to Act After Finding of Impaired Waterways in NE Indiana Agricultural runoff in NE Indiana waterways contribute to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie Hammond, IN – Today, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Alliance for the

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Wisconsin PSC/DNR Draft Environmental Impact Statement Echoes Concerns of Unneeded Transmission Line Harming Driftless Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Dave Clutter, Driftless Area Land Conservancy, (608) 692-2153, Dave@driftlessconservancy.org George Meyer, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, (608) 516-5545, georgemeyer@tds.net Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center, (312) 795-3706, JNemes@elpc.org Wisconsin PSC/DNR Draft Environmental Impact Statement Echoes Conservation Groups & Natural Resource Experts’ Concerns of Unneeded Huge Transmission Line Harming Scenic Driftless Area State

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ELPC Sues US EPA for Compliance Plan to Reduce Phosphorus Pollution in Western Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, (312) 795-3706, JNemes@elpc.org ELPC Sues US EPA for Compliance Plan to Reduce Phosphorus Pollution That Creates Harmful Algae Blooms in Western Lake Erie ELPC asks Court to keep EPA on Schedule to Clean Up Lake Erie Toledo, OH – The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) today filed a new

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A+ Team of Wisconsin Natural Resources Experts Oppose Huge Transmission Line That Endangers Scenic Driftless Area Values

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A+ Team of Wisconsin Natural Resources Experts Oppose Huge Transmission Line That Endangers Scenic Driftless Area Values Threats to Unique Landscape, Recreational Tourism and Fragile Ecosystems Dodgeville, WI – Four of Wisconsin’s leading natural resources experts filed strong written comments opposing American Transmission Company’s (ATC) proposed huge Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line and 17-story

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Michigan approves first electric vehicle charging infrastructure program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606 Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center, (312)-795-3706 Michigan approves first electric vehicle charging infrastructure program Michigan Public Service Commission approves PowerMiDrive initiative to advance charging infrastructure in Michigan LANSING – Michigan’s first electric vehicle charging infrastructure program, Consumers Energy’s PowerMiDrive initiative, was

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EPA’s Proposed Weakening of Mercury Pollution Reduction Standards (MATS) Threatens Children’s and Women’s Health, and Great Lakes Fisheries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes, 773-892-7494, JNemes@elpc.org Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Weakening of Mercury Pollution Reduction Standards (MATS) Threatens Children’s and Women’s Health, and Great Lakes Fisheries STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “The Trump EPA’s proposal to weaken mercury and air toxics pollution reduction standards threatens children’s

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ELPC Commends Preservation of Key Energy Title in New Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andy Olsen, (608)-334-1456, AOlsen@elpc.org New Farm Bill Preserves Key REAP Farm Energy Program  Washington, D.C. – The House and Senate have now passed the Farm Bill and sent it on to the President. The bill continues the Energy Title which includes programs to help develop the vast potential for renewable energy

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