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PRESS RELEASE: Charge Up Midwest Welcomes DTE Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Nemes Charge Up Midwest Welcomes DTE Energy Electric Vehicle Pilot Program   Program could push mass EV adoption, offer huge boost to EV charging infrastructure in Midwest  Lansing, MI. – The largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure pilot in the Midwest was proposed by DTE Energy today as part of the utility’s latest

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PRESS RELEASE: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Long Overdue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Long Overdue  ELPC watching closely to make sure Pruitt’s replacement is accountable for putting public health and environment ahead of polluters’ profits      STATEMENT BY KEVIN BRUBAKER DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER In response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation, Deputy Director Kevin

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends US Senate for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC Commends U.S. Senate for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill Concerns about last-minute amendment to REAP will be addressed in conference   Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The Senate Farm Bill continues important energy title programs, including funding

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Environmental Groups Disappointed Minnesota PUC Failed to Put Vulnerable Natural Resources Ahead of Tar Sands Producers’ Economic Interests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Disappointed Minnesota PUC Failed to Put Vulnerable Natural Resources Ahead of Tar Sands Producers’ Economic Interests Groups vow to continue fight to protect Minnesota’s valuable waterways   St. Paul, Minn. – The five-member Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today conditionally approved Enbridge’s controversial line 3 crude oil pipeline expansion project. The

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Pans Passage of the House’s Deeply Flawed Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andy Olsen, (609)-334-1456 ELPC Pans Passage of the House’s Deeply Flawed Farm Bill  House Farm Bill Retreats on Farm Energy Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly passed its deeply flawed Farm Bill in a revote after failing to pass the same bill last month. Today’s vote was

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends US Senate Committee on Agriculture for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELPC Commends U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture for Preserving Energy Title & REAP in Farm Bill Midwest senators step up in bipartisan effort to protect farmers’ interests in vital energy programs Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm

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PRESS RELEASE: Air Permit Issued for Proposed Refinery Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Air Permit Issued for Proposed Refinery Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park Medora, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today announced it has issued a permit allowing construction of Meridian Energy Group’s proposed Davis Refinery to move forward, risking harm to nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park. More than 10,000

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PRESS RELEASE: New Minnesota Rules Make Connecting Clean Energy to the Grid Easier for Customers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Judith Nemes, ELPC | 312-795-3706 | JNemes@elpc.org Ruth Fein, IREC | 518.858.7329 | ruthfein@irecusa.org Matt Privratsky, Fresh Energy | 651-726-7571 | Privratsky@fresh-energy.org New Minnesota Rules Make Connecting Clean Energy to the Grid Easier for Customers Minnesota made new strides for clean energy last week (May 24, 2018), becoming the third midwest state in the last three

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PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Pollinator-Friendly Solar Energy Bill Passes, Adds Momentum to Solar Energy Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Illinois Pollinator-Friendly Solar Energy Bill Passes, Adds Momentum to Solar Energy Development Legislation is good for habitats, good for the environment, good for communities SPRINGFIELD,

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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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