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Press Release: Trump Administration’s Misguided EPA Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Restoration Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes Trump Administration’s Misguided EPA Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Restoration Funding Slashing funding of Great Lakes Program that has bipartisan support to zero could imperil planet’s largest freshwater supply and drinking water for 42 million people, endanger aquatic ecosystems, and risk harming $7 billion annual fishing industry

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Press Release: Innovative Clean Energy Financing Bill Heads for IL Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Illinois Closer to Innovative Clean Energy Financing Opportunity General Assembly Sends PACE Financing Bill to Governor Rauner SPRINGFIELD, IL – An innovative financing opportunity offered to businesses and property owners in 19 states may finally come to Illinois through legislation headed to Governor Rauner’s desk, after

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Press Release: ELPC Sues EPA to Rule on Ohio EPA’s Impaired Water List

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Judith Nemes  May 17, 2017                                              

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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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