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UN Takes Steps to Recognize Role of Local Government in Combating Climate Change

The international community closed out 2018 by agreeing on the “rulebook” for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24.”

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The Michigan Supreme Court Affirms 90-Day Appeal Period for Permits to Install for Existing Air Pollution Sources

Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Fall 2018, Vol. 36, No. 2, Issue 105 [view full article].
Cite: 36 Mich Env Law J 2 (2018)

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Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C. is Using 100% Renewable Energy

Olson, Bzdok & Howard staff members standing outside of their newly designated 100% renewable electricity building.

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How long can Lake Erie wait?

Jim Olson, founding partner of Olson, Bzdok & Howard recently wrote an op-ed article for Toledo's The Blade related to Lake Erie's algae issue which has been designated by Ohio EPA as "impaired" under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  For the full article please click here: The Blade (09-01-18)

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Two coal plants in Ohio to retire early


JM Stuart Generating Station

Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) and the Sierra Club have announced an agreement in principle to retire two coal plants in Ohio: Stuart and Killen, located along the Ohio River in the southwest part of the state. These two aging plants, totaling about 3,000 megawatts of coal-fired generation, will cease operation by June 1, 2018.

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