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IDEM chief: Obama climate change plan bad for Hoosiers

IDEM chief: Obama climate change plan bad for Hoosiers

HAMMOND | Indiana's top environmental official on Friday said the president's plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants is bad for Hoosier residents and businesses.

April 25, 2014 2:30 pm
Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

BP, South Shore Clean Cities to award more than $450,000

WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.

January 17, 2014 3:33 pm

EDITORIAL: NIPSCO project re-energizes power plants

NIPSCO is investing millions of dollars in pollution control equipment at its R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield and its Michigan City Generating Station. These projects will extend the life of these coal-fired plants while improving air quality.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am

Report: Ind. among few states not past peak coal production

A report by a clean energy advocacy group claims Indiana is one of two states that is not past peak production for coal.

October 30, 2013 12:48 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Former State Line owner to pay $13.2M in settlement

Former State Line owner to pay $13.2M in settlement

Dominion Energy has agreed to pay a $3.4 million civil penalty and spend about $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act violations in three locations, including its former State Line Energy plant in Hammond.

April 01, 2013 2:30 pm
MHS team wins $10,000 for idea to cut air pollution

MHS team wins $10,000 for idea to cut air pollution

MUNSTER | A team of seven juniors from Munster High School is one of 8 teams nationwide to earn $10,000 in scholarships and grants in the Lexus Eco Challenge Air and Climate competition, a contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Officials urge caution because of high ozone levels in region

Environmental agencies in Indiana are warning of continued high ozone levels Thursday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.

August 29, 2012 12:05 pm

Help sought to overturn region's air quality designation

INDIANAPOLIS | The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is reaching out to Hoosier members of Congress trying to overturn a ruling that Northwest Indiana's air quality does not meet federal standards.

August 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Air Quality Action Day issued for Wednesday due to high ozone forecast

Environmental agencies in Illinois and Indiana are warning of high ozone levels Wednesday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

August 14, 2012 1:33 pm
Report lists Ind., Ill. among 20 worst states for power plant pollution

Report lists Ind., Ill. among 20 worst states for power plant pollution

Indiana and Illinois are listed among the top 20 worst states for air pollution caused by power plants in a report issued by an environmental group Thursday, but leaders say the emissions are rapidly improving.

August 09, 2012 3:45 pm Photos

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Saturday designated as third Air Quality Action Day in row

Environmental agencies in Illinois and Indiana are warning of the third consecutive day of high ozone levels Saturday, with potential of health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.

August 03, 2012 6:00 pm
Indiana to sue EPA over Lake, Porter ozone status

Indiana to sue EPA over Lake, Porter ozone status

Gov. Mitch Daniels and Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday the state's intention to sue the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to have Lake and Porter counties returned to Clean Air Act compliance for ozone.

July 19, 2012 5:00 pm Related
Indiana to sue EPA over Lake, Porter ozone status

Indiana to sue EPA over Lake, Porter ozone status

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller discusses legal action Thursday regarding the ozone nonattainment designation of Lake and Porter counties.

July 19, 2012 3:54 pm

Senate vote could kill EPA plan to reduce mercury from coal-fired power plants

A proposal by a Republican senator from Oklahoma could overturn U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to tighten mercury pollution standards for coal-fired power plants.

June 06, 2012 4:00 pm

EPA responds to Indiana concerns over ozone designation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended its decision Monday for last week's decision to name Lake and Porter counties as areas not in attainment of federal ozone standards.

June 05, 2012 3:45 pm
Lake, Porter counties no longer meeting federal ozone standard

Lake, Porter counties no longer meeting federal ozone standard

Lake and Porter counties are among those not complying with a federal ozone standard, and Indiana will have to develop a plan to meet the air quality rule by 2015.

June 01, 2012 2:15 pm

BP, federal government announce $400 million settlement

A BP PLC subsidiary has agreed to spend more than $400 million to upgrade environmental controls at its Whiting Refinery and pay $8 million in civil fines in a settlement announced Wednesday to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act and other laws.

May 23, 2012 2:00 pm Related

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