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ELPC Commends Preservation of Key Energy Title in New Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andy Olsen, (608)-334-1456, AOlsen@elpc.org New Farm Bill Preserves Key REAP Farm Energy Program  Washington, D.C. – The House and Senate have now passed the Farm Bill and sent it on to the President. The bill continues the Energy Title which includes programs to help develop the vast potential for renewable energy

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Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollback Threatens America’s Drinking Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Eddy, 312-795-3710, seddy@elpc.org Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollback Threatens America’s Drinking Water Pausing Clean Water Protections Wrong for the Great Lakes Region and America CHICAGO – Today’s announcement by the Trump Administration’s EPA to rollback federal clean water rules undermines safe clean drinking water across the nation and threatens progress to

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New Environmental Study of Proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Improperly Rejects Alternatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chuck Tenneson, charles@driftlessconservancy.org, 608-930-3252 Sarah Eddy, seddy@elpc.org, 312-795-3710 DODGEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 10, 2018 – The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) released recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line includes only a cursory review of non-transmission alternatives to the high-voltage line such

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Iowa DOT announces more than $3 million in available funding for electric school buses

November 26, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kerri Johannsen, 515-244-0123 ext. 208 Peter Gray, 312-629-9400 Iowa DOT announces more than $3 million in available funding for electric school buses Iowa school districts can apply now for VW settlement funding to purchase electric school buses DES MOINES, IA — Iowa school children may soon breathe easier thanks to $3.15

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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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