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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Groups Urge Ohio River Commission to Resist Weakening Clean Water Protections, Maintain Pollution Control Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental Groups Urge Ohio River Commission to Resist Weakening Clean Water Protections, Maintain Pollution Control Standards Safe clean drinking water could be threatened for millions Columbus, OHIO — A coalition of environmental groups from states along the Ohio River is calling for a multi-state commission to resist weakening clean water protections along

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PRESS RELEASE: Illinois EPA VW Settlement Plan Drafted Without Promised Public Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Illinois Environmental Protection Agency VW Settlement Plan Drafted Without Promised Public Hearings  Plan Fails to Maximize Zero Emission Transportation In response to the release today by the Illinois EPA of a draft plan for the use of $108 million allotted to the State of Illinois under the Volkswagen cheating scandal, environmental and

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PRESS RELEASE: Dane County Board of Supervisors Rejects High Power Transmission Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE David Clutter, Driftless Area Land Conservancy 608-930-3252 Judith Nemes, ELPC 312-795-3706/JNemes@elpc.org Dane County Board of Supervisors Rejects High Power Transmission Line  MADISON, WI. –  Dane County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose ATC’s Cardinal-Hickory Creek high-voltage transmission line and tall towers. The transmission line would carve a wide path from Middleton, Wisc., to Dubuque,

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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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