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GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislators will study environmental rules bill

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislators will study environmental rules bill

Recently, The Times Editorial Board came out in opposition to House Bill 1143, which is more commonly known as the “no more stringent than” environmental bill. This proposed legislation would prohibit the Indiana Environmental Rules Board from adopting a rule or standard that is more stringe…

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
Charbonneau urged to halt plan allowing feds to set Indiana environmental laws

Charbonneau urged to halt plan allowing feds to set Indiana environmental laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Sixteen Hoosier environmental and social justice organizations called Wednesday for state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to kill a proposal that could significantly reshape Indiana's environmental laws.

February 19, 2014 3:10 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't tie environmental rules to feds

Passing a law saying Indiana can't enact any environmental laws more stringent than the federal guidelines would be a mistake.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Region legislators seek tighter leash on Lake County solid waste district

INDIANAPOLIS | Two former Lake County solid waste officials are using their newly acquired legislative pulpit to pursue reforms of their former waste management district board.

January 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Female lawmakers becoming few and far between at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate is regaining its image, whether it wants to or not, as an old boys club, since women now make up less than 20 percent of its membership.

March 24, 2012 12:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Cut waste at solid waste agency

For solid waste, the three R's are reduce, reuse and recycle. The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board needs to key in on reducing — as in reducing wasteful spending — when it meets Thursday.

March 14, 2012 12:00 am

Work begins on smoking ban compromise

INDIANAPOLIS | The four state lawmakers charged with devising a compromise smoking ban met briefly in public Monday, then retreated behind closed doors to start hammering out a deal.

March 05, 2012 9:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Agency has wasted time, wasted money

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District's board seems determined to change directions -- finally -- and put the trash-to-ethanol proposal in the trash where it belongs.

February 07, 2012 12:00 am

Solid waste districts would lose funding authority under Indiana Senate measure

Lake County solid waste district officials would lose control over their funding and power to impose property taxes under a bill slated for debate in the Indiana Senate.

January 29, 2012 11:15 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: I'm enthusiastic about trash-to-ethanol proposal

With all that is being written about the garbage-to-ethanol plant and the Lake County Solid Waste Management District, there is a need to review where it began and where we are now.

March 17, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Solid waste spending needs reduction

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is what statisticians call an outlier. It's what state Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield, calls an inspiration for her legislation to rein in solid waste districts' spending.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
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