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ELPC Commends Increased Funding Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2021

ELPC Commends Congressional Subcommittee for Increasing Appropriation for Successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for 2021 Budget “Protecting safe clean drinking water, healthy fisheries and enjoyable outdoor recreation for all has overwhelmingly strong public support and is not a partisan issue” STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “The Environmental Law

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Environmental Groups Intervene in Opposition to Enbridge Line 5 Tunnel & Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Law & Policy Center: Judith Nemes, JNemes@elpc.org, (773) 892-7494 Michigan Climate Action Network: Kate Madigan, Kate@miclimateaction.org, (231)633-5353 Environmental Groups File Petition to Intervene in front of Michigan Public Service Commission in Opposition to Enbridge’s Application to Build Line 5 Tunnel & Pipeline Groups Assert Tunnel Increases Climate Threat and Extends Risks

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Statement on Executive Order Weakening National Environmental Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Dailing, 312-771-1979 While Americans Focus on COVID-19 Crisis and Racial Injustice, Pres. Trump Issues Executive Order Weakening National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Requirements for Public Participation and Alternatives Review    STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “President Trump has used the cover of the

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ELPC Stands against Racial Injustice, for Black Lives, and for Healthy Communities for All

We all bear witness and bear responsibility for racial injustice in our communities and across our nation.  The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others reflects systematic racism and the continuing unacceptable police brutality and misconduct that must change.  Moreover, this takes place against the backdrop of racial disparities exacerbated by

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ELPC and Allies Sue Trump Administration for Gutting Clean Car Standards

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2020) – Environmental advocates filed lawsuits today in federal court against the Trump administration for its illegal rollback of clean car and fuel economy standards. The administration’s rule is based on massive technical and economic errors – and fails to meet core legal requirements. The vehicle-emission and fuel-economy standards issued under the

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Consumers Energy’s Smart Thermostat Program Will Save Michigan Families Money, Energy

Contact: Rob Kelter, rkelter@elpc.org, (312) 795-3734 Consumers Energy’s Smart Thermostat Program Will Save Michigan Families Money, Energy  Utility to provide Google Nest thermostats to up to 100,000 Michigan households during COVID-19 STATEMENT BY ROBERT KELTER SENIOR ATTORNEY, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “This is a great day for Consumers Energy customers, who are being provided with the tools to save

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Deeper Environmental Impact Review of U.S. Forest Service Fourmile Logging Project Needed

ELPC Calls for Deeper Environmental Impact Review of U.S. Forest Service Fourmile Logging Project in Wisconsin’s Treasured Northwoods Fourmile project will result in dramatic forest clearcutting, unnecessary road construction, and threat to ecological systems and wildlife habitats  Rhinelander, Wisc. — The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) filed a Notice of Objection with the U.S.

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EPA’s Replacement of Clean Water Rule Will Jeopardize Flood Control in Upper Mississippi River, Other Midwest Waterways

EPA’s Replacement of Clean Water Rule Will Jeopardize Flood Control in Upper Mississippi River, Other Midwest Waterways Trump Administration’s foolhardy rollback narrows important protections for Midwest wetlands, community rivers and streams that are essential buffers to flooding Tomorrow, the Trump administration is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register its final replacement of the 2015

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New Report Finds Trump Cutbacks Weaken EPA Region 5’s Clean Water Act Enforcement

New Report Finds Trump EPA Policies and Funding Cutbacks Weaken EPA Region 5’s Clean Water Act Enforcement Responsibilities ELPC analysis shows EPA’s declining enforcement corresponds with rise in significant noncompliance Chicago – A new report by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) found the U.S. EPA has backed off its enforcement responsibilities under the

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Trump EPA Weakening Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) Puts Public Health at Risk

STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “The Trump EPA’s regulatory analysis in weakening the MATS rule would flunk an intro economics course exam.  The Trump EPA is skewing the regulatory benefit-cost analysis in polluters’ favor by excluding the important real-world health co-benefits of reducing mercury pollution. This distorts sound economic analysis

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