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President Trump’s BLM Gutting Methane Standards Move is Wasteful, Misguided, and Unpopular

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jakubiak President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management Gutting Methane Standards Move is Wasteful, Misguided, and Unpopular Statement by Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center “President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management is gutting the standards designed to reduce wasteful flaring of methane. That misguided action hurts people,

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BREAKING: ELPC Joins EDF, OEC Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Block FirstEnergy Bailout

  December 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Groups Challenge FirstEnergy Bailout at Ohio Supreme Court Joint statement from EDF, OEC and ELPC COLUMBUS –  The Ohio Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environmental Law & Policy Center today appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) bailout for

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News Release: Michigan Public Service Commission Sets Rates for Clean Energy

For Immediate Release Michigan Public Service Commission Sets Rates for Clean Energy Rate Certainty Sets Stage for New Private Investments, Solar Energy Development LANSING, MI – An order setting rates for renewable energy developers from Consumers Energy will create the certainty necessary to spur private investments and new growth in solar energy while ensuring utility

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Press Release: EPA Admits Ohio Failed to Evaluate Open Waters of Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Judith Nemes                                                                              EPA Admits Ohio Failed to Evaluate Open Waters of Lake

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Press Release: Five-year Anniversary of Fuel Economy & Pollution Reduction Standards Affirms Rules Still Sound and Sensible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five-year Anniversary of Fuel Economy and Pollution Reduction Standards Affirms Rules Still Sound and Sensible Recent EPA announcement to re-open review of common sense pollution reduction standards could cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution harming health, and reduce America’s technological innovation leadership and global competitiveness  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A.

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump’s Clean Power Plan Repeal & Replace Falls Flat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Judith Nemes, ELPC | 312-795-3706 or JNemes@elpc.org David Miller, Ohio Environmental Council | 614-487-7506 or dmiller@theoec.org Jennifer Caddick, Alliance for the Great Lakes | 312-445-9760 or jcaddick@greatlakes.org Midwest Environmentalists’ Statement: Trump’s Clean Power Plan Repeal & Replace Falls Flat Clean Energy Economy Moving Forward, Climate Change Solutions Vital STATEMENT BY HOWARD

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Press Release: Senate Bill on Autonomous Vehicles Wisely Includes Study of Transportation Infrastructure & Environmental Impacts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017   Senate Bill on Autonomous Vehicles Wisely Includes Study of Transportation Infrastructure & Environmental Impacts ELPC commends leadership of Senators Duckworth and Schatz for co-sponsoring study amendment to bill    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today adopted an amendment on safety standards for

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Senate Bill to Safely Test Autonomous Vehicles: Vital First Step to Adoption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Senate Bill to Safely Test Autonomous Vehicles: Vital First Step to Adoption ELPC calling for study to explore impact on roads, public transportation, land use and the environment Statement by Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy

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Press Release: ELPC Commends Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 ELPC Commends Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative  House Rejects Trump Administration’s Zeroing Out FY 2018 Budget for this Successful Program    STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center   CHICAGO – Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center,

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Press Release: AEP Ohio Settlement Plan Includes $10 Million Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               August 28, 2017                                                    

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