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State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

CHICAGO | Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming, saying they will consult with environmentalists and industry and will consider working other states on regional solutions.

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State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state’s global warming pollution. Monday’s…

August 18, 2014 5:42 pm
State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state’s global warming pollution. Monday’s…

August 18, 2014 5:42 pm
State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday in Springfield. The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state’s global warming pollution. Monday’s meeting is the first…

August 18, 2014 5:42 pm

Ellspermann stands with Indiana coal

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is defending Indiana's coal industry and coal-fired power plants from proposed federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution primarily caused by coal use.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm
EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

CHICAGO | The owners and operators of a petcoke storage facility on the city's Southeast Side were in violation of the Clean Air Act between February and May, federal officials said Tuesday.

June 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Air quality already improving in Northwest Indiana

The recently published letter, "Tight controls required for better air quality," begs the question, just what are tight controls, and how has it been made to look as if air quality in the Northwest Indiana has been improving?

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
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

Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

March 11, 2014 2:00 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

IDEM: Region air toxics better than expected

PORTAGE | Health risks caused by air pollution are not as bad as once believed, state officials said Thursday. 

August 01, 2013 1:24 pm

Diesel emission reduction grant applications being accepted

South Shore Clean Cities is accepting applications for the BP - Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emissions Reduction grant program.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Community groups partner to monitor air, water quality

The Hoosier Environmental Council is leading a grant-funded pilot project in Gary aimed at empowering residents affected by pollution there.

July 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Air Quality Action Day issued for region

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is warning of high ozone levels Monday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

July 15, 2013 7:15 am

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

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is warning of high ozone levels Tuesday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

June 10, 2013 1:00 pm

Advocacy group hosts training seminars on planned BP air monitors

HAMMOND | A local environmental justice group and a California-based organization gathered Tuesday to teach residents living near BP's Whiting Refinery how to read air quality monitors to be installed there next year.

April 30, 2013 6:03 pm

Seminars to teach public how to read upcoming BP air quality monitors

HAMMOND | A local environmental justice group is hosting two seminars next week aimed at teaching stakeholders how to access and analyze data from air quality monitors set to be installed at BP Whiting Refinery next year.

April 26, 2013 10:23 am
IDEM chief: LaPorte Co. violates Clean Air Act for ozone

IDEM chief: LaPorte Co. violates Clean Air Act for ozone

HAMMOND | LaPorte County does not meet the federal Clean Air Act for ozone pollution, Indiana's top environmental official said Thursday.

April 18, 2013 1:44 pm
State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

The Obama administration's push for reducing emissions that fuel climate change have many in the environmental and energy sectors bracing for what may come next.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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