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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Appealing Michigan Commission Decision to Approve DTE Energy’s Proposed $1 Billion Gas Plant

ELPC Joins Groups Appealing Michigan Commission Decision to Approve DTE Energy’s Proposed $1 Billion Gas Plant DTE Energy failed to justify gas plant’s cost, ignored mounting evidence that fossil fuels are poor investments for customers and state Today, a coalition of clean energy organizations asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to reverse the decision of the

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Press Release: ELPC Urges US Senate to Preserve Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ELPC Urges U.S. Senate to Preserve Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill   House overwhelmingly rejects amendment to repeal energy programs   Washington, D.C. – During consideration of the Farm Bill (The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018), the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected an amendment from Representative Andy Biggs

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Press Release: ELPC Collaborates with Ameren Illinois on Commitment to put 300,000 Smart Thermostats in Customer Homes & Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ameren Illinois Announces Commitment to put 300,000 Smart Thermostats in Customer Homes and Businesses Collaboration with leading brands, environmental advocates  Rebates and incentives provided through Ameren Illinois energy efficiency programs  East St. Louis, IL (May 16, 2018) – Building on its commitment to help customers become more energy efficient, Ameren Illinois announced

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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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