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Press Release: Smart Thermostat program Features Record Rebate to Help Consumers Cut Cooling Costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak CONSUMER ALERT: YOU COULD BE WASTING MONEY COOLING AN EMPTY HOME SMART THERMOSTAT PROGRAM FEATURES RECORD REBATE TO HELP CONSUMERS CUT COOLING COSTS BY 10-20% CHICAGO (July 25, 2017) – Amid the hottest time of the year, consumer advocates joined with Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and the Illinois

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Groups Sue EPA for Rubber-stamping Ohio EPA’s Refusal to Call Open Waters of Lake Erie “Impaired”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Judith Nemes July 18, 2017                                                     

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Commends U.S. House Committee’s Action to Fully Fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Judith Nemes                                                                                                    

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PRESS RELEASE: Midwest Environmental Groups Sound Alarm on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Cuts & Line 5 Issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Contact: Judith Nemes July 6, 2017                                                                         Midwest Environmental Groups Sound Alarm on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Cuts & Line 5 Issues ELPC & Groundwork Gathering in Traverse City Urge Attendees to Fight Back Against Trump Administration’s War on the Great Lakes  TRAVERSE CITY, MI. – Michiganders gathered in Traverse City today

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PRESS RELEASE: ELPC Pushing Back Against Trump Administration’s Executive Order “Review” of Marine Sanctuary Expansions in Lake Huron & Elsewhere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 Environmental Law & Policy Center Pushing Back Against Trump Administration’s Executive Order “Review” of Marine Sanctuary Expansions in Lake Huron and Elsewhere   “Efforts to Scale Back Only Fresh Water Marine Sanctuary is Misguided”  STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER ELPC Executive Director Howard

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollbacks Threaten America’s Drinking Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rollbacks Threaten America’s Drinking Water Pausing Clean Water Standards Wrong For the Great Lakes Region and America CHICAGO – The Trump Administration EPA’s repeal of Clean Water Rule announced today will threaten progress made to protect the Midwest’s vital lakes, rivers and streams,

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Press Release: Illinois Should NOT Kill Jobs and Take from Utility Customers to Bail Out the Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Billy Weinberg Illinois Should NOT Kill Jobs and Take from Utility Customers to Bail Out the Budget Solar Job Training, Low Income Programs Shouldn’t Be Pawns in Budget Fight SPRINGFIELD – Even after both the Illinois House and Senate overwhelmingly approved resolutions supporting funding for job

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Press Release: Electric School Bus Midwest Road Tour Rolls into Columbus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2017 Contact: Judith Nemes Replacing diesel buses with zero emissions buses healthier for kids & reduces pollution; Opportunity for states deciding how to spend $2.7 billion Volkswagen settlement fund;  Adoption will provide boost to state economy COLUMBUS – A zero emissions electric school bus rolled into Columbus today as part

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Press Release: Michigan Public Service Commission Opens Door to Renewable Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak Michigan Public Service Commission Opens Door to Renewable Energy Electric Customers and Clean Energy Developers Should Welcome Updates to Ratepayer Protections, Compensation in Consumers Energy Case LANSING, MI – An order updating the terms available to renewable energy developers from regulated utilities should open the door

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Press Release: President Trump’s Call to Drop Out of Paris Agreement Won’t Hold Off the Move to Clean Energy, Clean Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2017 Contact: David Jakubiak STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER “Withdrawing our nation from cooperating with global allies on climate solutions will not make America great again.  Instead, President Trump is weakening America’s world leadership on climate solutions. “Dropping America from the Paris climate

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