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Press Release: New Report Reveals Illinois & Other States Failing to Manage Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution in our Waterways, Mississippi River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2016 Contact: Judith Nemes, Environmental Law & Policy Center JNemes@elpc.org 312-795-3706 Kim Knowles, Prairie Rivers Network KKnowles@prairierivers.org 314-341-1641 New Report Reveals Illinois and Other States Failing to Manage Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution in our Waterways Environmental Coalition Calls on EPA to Step Up Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution in Mississippi

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Press Release: Victory on Proposed Illiana Tollway: Federal Judge Rules Transpo Agencies’ Environmental Studies “Invalid”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 2, 2016 Contact: Judith Nemes JNemes@elpc.org (312) 795-3706 Victory on Proposed Illiana Tollway: Federal Judge Rules Transpo Agencies’ Environmental Studies “Invalid” Environmental Groups Call for End to Boondoggle Tollway CHICAGO – A U.S. District Court judge yesterday ruled that state and federal transportation agencies’ approvals of an environmental impact statement on

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Scott Strand Joins Environmental Law & Policy Center as Senior Attorney to Expand Natural Resources Protection Advocacy in Upper Midwest

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is pleased to announce that Scott Strand, an experienced public interest litigation attorney and environmental policy advocate, will join ELPC as a Senior Attorney focused on natural resources protection issues and opportunities in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains states.  Strand is a Minnesota native, bringing 30 years

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ELPC’s Josh Mandelbaum Named to Midwest Energy News 40 Under 40

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2016 Contact: David Jakubiak Environmental Law & Policy Center’s Josh Mandelbaum Named to Midwest Energy News’ 2016 40 Under 40 Class Des Moines-based Attorney Leads Iowa Clean Energy Work On Wind Power, Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency DES MOINES, IOWA – Josh Mandelbaum, a staff attorney with the Midwest regional

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Press Release: Environmental Groups Call For Strong Net Metering Standards in Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2016 Contact: David Jakubiak, ELPC Katy Heggen, IEC Utility Proposals Filed in Iowa Solar Energy Case Environmental Groups Renew Call for Strong Net Metering Standards On July 19, 2016, the Iowa Utilities Board issued a strong order preserving the existing net metering framework. The order also requires utilities to file

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Press Release: Environmental Groups Call on State of Ohio to Protect Lake Erie Drinking Water, Prevent Algal Blooms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Kaiser, Ohio Environmental Council (614) 487-5837 Molly M. Flanagan, Alliance for the Great Lakes (312) 445-9741 Jordan Lubetkin, National Wildlife Federation (734) 904-1589 Sandy Bihn, Lake Erie Waterkeeper (419) 367-1691 Groups Call on State of Ohio to Protect Lake Erie Drinking Water, Prevent Algal Blooms August 30, 2016 Columbus, OH

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News: ELPC, Iowa Environmental Council Commend Approval of Wind XI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 Contact: David Jakubiak Environmental Groups Commend Approval of Nation’s Largest Wind Project Wind XI Extends Iowa’s National Clean Energy Lead The Iowa Environmental Council joined the Environmental Law & Policy Center on Monday in commending the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) for approving Wind XI, a 2,000 MW wind energy

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ELPC Statement On Opening Of New Self-Bonding Rulemaking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016 Contact: David Jakubiak Federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement Opens New Self-Bonding Rulemaking New Rules Must Ensure Coal Mine Clean-Up Is Done Well and Costs Not Shifted To The Public STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center Howard Learner, Executive Director of

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Press Release: Iowa Enviro Groups Alarmed by Vote to Change Clean Water Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016 Contact:  Judith Nemes, (312) 795-3706, JNemes@elpc.org Iowa Enviro Groups Alarmed by Vote to Change Clean Water Standards Rushed rule-making process significantly weakens water quality protections DES MOINES – Two of Iowa’s leading environmental groups warn today’s Iowa Environmental Protection Commission unanimous vote to adopt changes to – and weaken

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News: Clean Energy Advocates Commend Alliant Energy Announcement in Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2016 Contact: David Jakubiak, ELPC Katy Heggen, IEC IEC, ELPC Comment Alliant Energy Plans for New Wind   Des Moines – Two of Iowa’s leading environmental policy groups have expressed strong support for a proposal announced by Alliant Energy today that would add up to 500 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy

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