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PRESS RELEASE: Federal Infrastructure Plan Promotes Pollution and Privatization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Federal Infrastructure Plan Promotes Pollution and Privatization  Proposal to gut environmental reviews from planning process is shortsighted, won’t save money   STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER   In response to the Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan proposal released today: “America’s infrastructure needs investment and modernizing, but

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PRESS RELEASE: EPA Delay of Clean Water Rule Threatens America’s Safe Drinking Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Judith Nemes (312) 795-3706 Nemes@elpc.org  US EPA Delay of Clean Water Rule Threatens America’s Safe Drinking Water   Pausing Clean Water Standards Wrong for the Great Lakes Region and America   STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER   “EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s rush to delay the

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ELPC Joins Environmental Advocacy Groups Call for Pruitt’s Recusal from Clean Power Plan Rulemaking Process

(Washington, D.C. – January 29, 2018) Environmental and legal advocates today submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for EPA to withdraw the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan and for Administrator Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from any further Clean Power Plan proceedings. Environmental Law & Policy Center together with

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PRESS RELEASE: Energy Experts Urge DTE Energy to Choose Affordable Renewables Over Billion-Dollar Gas Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 MEDIA CONTACTS David Jakubiak, Director of Media, ELPC, djakubiak@elpc.org, (312) 795-3713 Zadie Oleksiw, Communications Manager, zadie@votesolar.org (202) 836-5754 Sam Gomberg, Senior Energy Analyst, SGomberg@ucsusa.org, (773) 941-7916 Energy Experts Urge DTE Energy to Choose Affordable Renewables Over Billion-Dollar Gas Plant Analysis Shows Solar, Wind and Energy Efficiency Will Provide More Affordable, Reliable Power for

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Press Release: U.S. EPA Report Shows Fuel Economy Standards Saving Americans Money, Cutting Pollution

For Immediate Release January 12, 2018 Contact: Judith Nemes EPA Trends and Performance Report: Fuel Economy Standards Helping Americans Save At the Gas Pump, Cut Pollution That Is Harming Public Health STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER Howard Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, said

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President Trump’s BLM Gutting Methane Standards Move is Wasteful, Misguided, and Unpopular

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Jakubiak President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management Gutting Methane Standards Move is Wasteful, Misguided, and Unpopular Statement by Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center “President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management is gutting the standards designed to reduce wasteful flaring of methane. That misguided action hurts people,

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BREAKING: ELPC Joins EDF, OEC Ask Ohio Supreme Court to Block FirstEnergy Bailout

  December 1, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Groups Challenge FirstEnergy Bailout at Ohio Supreme Court Joint statement from EDF, OEC and ELPC COLUMBUS –  The Ohio Environmental Council, Environmental Defense Fund, and Environmental Law & Policy Center today appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) bailout for

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News Release: Michigan Public Service Commission Sets Rates for Clean Energy

For Immediate Release Michigan Public Service Commission Sets Rates for Clean Energy Rate Certainty Sets Stage for New Private Investments, Solar Energy Development LANSING, MI – An order setting rates for renewable energy developers from Consumers Energy will create the certainty necessary to spur private investments and new growth in solar energy while ensuring utility

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Press Release: EPA Admits Ohio Failed to Evaluate Open Waters of Lake Erie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Judith Nemes                                                                              EPA Admits Ohio Failed to Evaluate Open Waters of Lake

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Press Release: Five-year Anniversary of Fuel Economy & Pollution Reduction Standards Affirms Rules Still Sound and Sensible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five-year Anniversary of Fuel Economy and Pollution Reduction Standards Affirms Rules Still Sound and Sensible Recent EPA announcement to re-open review of common sense pollution reduction standards could cost people more at the gas pump, increase pollution harming health, and reduce America’s technological innovation leadership and global competitiveness  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A.

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