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.
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.
WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.
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.
A report by a clean energy advocacy group claims Indiana is one of two states that is not past peak production for coal.
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.
Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller discusses legal action Thursday regarding the ozone nonattainment designation of Lake and Porter counties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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