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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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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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