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Joint Statement Regarding North Dakota PSC Dismissal of Case Against Meridian Energy Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sarah Eddy, 312-795-3710 Scott Skokos, 701-224-8587 Joint Statement Regarding PSC Dismissal of Case Against Meridian Energy Group Bismarck, ND—In a decision today, the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) dismissed the complaint of the Dakota Resource Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center against Meridian Energy Group, jeopardizing the PSC’s regulatory

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NEW ELPC REPORT: Indiana Clean Energy Business Supply Chain Report Finds 89 Companies, Good for Hoosier Economy, Good for Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC REPORT:  89 Indiana Clean Energy Businesses – Good for Indiana’s Economy and Environment Together   INDIANAPOLIS – A report released today by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) highlights 89 Indiana companies engaging in accelerating wind power and solar energy as manufacturers, developers, designers, contractors, installers and professional and other

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BLM’s Misguided Rule Weakens Methane Flaring Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Bureau of Land Management’s Misguided Rule Weakens Methane Flaring Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment   Statement by Howard A. Learner In response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of the existing Methane Waste Reduction Standards avoid waste from oil and gas drilling on

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Misguided New Oil & Gas Proposal Weakens Strong Methane Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2018 Contact: Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center, JNemes@elpc.org (312) 795-3706 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Misguided New Oil & Gas Proposal Weakens Strong Methane Reduction Standards that Avoid Waste and Protect Public Health and Our Environment    STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In

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ELPC Supports Specific Components of Illinois EPA Volkswagen Settlement Fund Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Al Grosboll, Environmental Law & Policy Center, AGrosboll@elpc.org (217) 652-3866   ELPC Supports Specific Components of Illinois EPA Volkswagen Settlement Fund Plan STATEMENT BY AL GROSBOLL LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR POLICY ADVOCATE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan for spending the state’s $107 million share of the $2.7

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Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Coast Guard for Approving Northern Michigan Plan and Later Admitting Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Great Lakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center, JNemes@elpc.org (773) 892-7494 Jordan Lubetkin, National Wildlife Federation, lubetkin@nwf.org  (734) 904-1589 Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Coast Guard for Approving Northern Michigan Plan and Later Admitting Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Great Lakes Lawsuit Claims that Coast Guard fails to comply

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EPA’s New Power Plan Will Reverse U.S. Efforts to Cut Carbon Pollution and Allow Old Coal Plants to Keep Polluting Our Air

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes EPA’s New Power Plan Will Reverse U.S. Efforts to Cut Carbon Pollution and Allow Old Coal Plants to Keep Polluting Our Air Clean Power Plan had U.S. poised for shift to renewable energy growth, better public health, boosting clean energy jobs STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL

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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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