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