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Press Release: Federal Judge Carr Orders U.S. EPA to Move Quickly to Comply with Clean Water Act and Protect Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Federal Judge Carr Orders U.S. EPA to Move Quickly to Comply with Clean Water Act and Protect Lake Erie from Impairment by Harmful Algae Blooms  U.S. EPA admonished for its “whiff of bad faith” in ignoring its obligations under the Clean Water Act TOLEDO, Ohio — U.S. District Judge

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PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Senate Hearing Spotlights Weaknesses of Illinois EPA’s $108 Million VW Settlement Proposal Crafted Behind Closed Doors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2018    Illinois Senate Hearing Spotlights Weaknesses of Illinois EPA’s $108 Million Volkswagen Settlement Proposal Crafted Behind Closed Doors Public health & environmental groups call for greater transparency in deciding how VW funds are allocated   CHICAGO – A Friday Illinois Senate Committee hearing on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s $108

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Illinois Commerce Commission Approval Puts State on the Path to Strong Renewable Energy Growth, Fixes Concerns from Proposed Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jakubiak Illinois Commerce Commission Approval Puts State on the Path to Strong Renewable Energy Growth, Fixes Concerns from Proposed Order Long Term Renewable Resource Procurement Plan Sets Stage for Job Creation, Investment in Wind, Solar Energy; Programs Will Bring Clean Energy to Underserved Communities A roadmap for renewable energy development

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PRESS RELEASE: US EPA’s Repeat Midterm Review of Clean Car Standards is Misguided and Flawed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Judith Nemes April 2, 2018                                                                           (312) 795-3706 JNemes@elpc.org US EPA’s Repeat Midterm Review of Clean Car Standards is Misguided and Flawed Keeping the common sense clean car standards will save people money at the gas pump, reduce  pollution, and advance America’s technological innovation leadership and global competitiveness STATEMENT BY HOWARD

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ELPC Statement on the FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy

APRIL 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jakubiak ELPC Statement on the FirstEnergy Solutions Bankruptcy STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said in response to FirstEnergy Solutions filing for bankruptcy and the company’s plans to close three

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ELPC Asks Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Protect Consumers and Taxpayers from FirstEnergy Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Cost Bailout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jakubiak ELPC Asks Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Protect Consumers and Taxpayers from FirstEnergy Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Cost Bailout A Review of Decommissioning Funds Reported by FirstEnergy Indicates Significant Shortfalls, Signaling the Need for Federal Investigation, Strong Action The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) filed a petition with the United

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PRESS RELEASE: Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Promotes Real Investments, Not Smoke & Mirrors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Promotes Real Investments, Not Smoke & Mirrors  Proposal respects need for maintaining environmental laws in planning process   STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In response to the Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan proposal released today: “America’s infrastructure needs modernizing and the Senate

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Groups Urge Ohio River Commission to Resist Weakening Clean Water Protections, Maintain Pollution Control Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Urge Ohio River Commission to Resist Weakening Clean Water Protections, Maintain Pollution Control Standards Safe clean drinking water could be threatened for millions Columbus, OHIO — A coalition of environmental groups from states along the Ohio River is calling for a multi-state commission to resist weakening clean water protections along

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PRESS RELEASE: Illinois EPA VW Settlement Plan Drafted Without Promised Public Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Illinois Environmental Protection Agency VW Settlement Plan Drafted Without Promised Public Hearings  Plan Fails to Maximize Zero Emission Transportation In response to the release today by the Illinois EPA of a draft plan for the use of $108 million allotted to the State of Illinois under the Volkswagen cheating scandal, environmental and

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PRESS RELEASE: Dane County Board of Supervisors Rejects High Power Transmission Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Clutter, Driftless Area Land Conservancy 608-930-3252 Judith Nemes, ELPC 312-795-3706/JNemes@elpc.org Dane County Board of Supervisors Rejects High Power Transmission Line  MADISON, WI. –  Dane County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose ATC’s Cardinal-Hickory Creek high-voltage transmission line and tall towers. The transmission line would carve a wide path from Middleton, Wisc., to Dubuque,

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