Showing: 1-20 of 30

Clean Water Act

Illinois man sentenced in Hammond Sanitary District pollution case

HAMMOND | Another employee of an embattled environmental firm was sentenced to probation Friday for violating the federal Clean Water Act by polluting within the Hammond Sanitary District.

May 23, 2014 2:42 pm

Workshop will help contractors comply with stormwater ordinances

Lake County contractors, builders and developers are invited to workshop on how to comply with the Clean Water Act and local stormwater ordinances. 

April 03, 2014 9:00 am

Workshop April 23 to cover Clean Water Act compliance

CROWN POINT | Lake County contractors, builders and developers are invited to a workshop on compliance with local stormwater ordinances April 23 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith man, firm hit with fines, probation in Hammond pollution case

HAMMOND | A Griffith man and his environmental firm must pay $200,000 in restitution and fines for illegally dumping waste into region sewers, a federal judge ordered Friday.

March 14, 2014 8:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Dredging is vital clean water act for NWI

The process of dredging the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal has begun, and it's going to be a lengthy process.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

IDEM OKs BP wastewater permit requiring major mercury reductions

WHITING | The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued its final ruling on a permit application for BP's Whiting Refinery, requiring the company to cut its mercury releases into Lake Michigan by more than half.

September 25, 2013 1:00 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

One of the main storm drains on my block is at the end of my driveway. Wednesday morning as I stood out in the extreme downpour, clearing branches and debris out of this drain to allow the water to clear, I was reminded of a conversation with a region resident complaining about their stormwater fee.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am

South Haven to pay $250K for violating EPA decree

SOUTH HAVEN | South Haven Water Works Inc. has agreed to pay $254,250 to settle violations of its consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency, federal court records state.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Cady Marsh oil sheen cleanup continues

The cleanup of an oil sheen that appeared Thursday on the Cady Marsh Ditch is expected to be complete by midweek, according to a representative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

April 15, 2013 5:41 pm
Officials honing in on potential cause of Cady Marsh oil sheen

Officials honing in on potential cause of Cady Marsh oil sheen

Investigators believe they are honing in on a potential cause of an oil sheen on the Cady Marsh Ditch.

April 12, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

Photos

Public hearing planned for revised BP refinery permits

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a public hearing Thursday on draft permits for BP Products North America Inc.'s Whiting Refinery.

November 13, 2012 10:00 am

Jury deliberating fate of former Gary water treatment plant employees

HAMMOND | A federal jury is deciding whether the actions of a former contract operator of the Gary wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees were attempts to "cheat" to save money or honest efforts to follow the law.

November 08, 2012 8:05 pm

Trial begins over alleged tainting of E. coli tests

HAMMOND | The attorney-laden trial of the former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees opened Tuesday with a question of intentions.

October 30, 2012 11:30 pm

Trial of 3 accused of tainting wastewater plant tests starts

HAMMOND | The former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees are on trial this week facing allegations they violated the Clean Water Act.

October 30, 2012 12:05 am

Man gets probation, home detention for decade of environmental violations in Michigan City

HAMMOND | The former superintendent of Michigan City's wastewater treatment plant narrowly avoided a prison sentence Wednesday after violating the Clean Water Act for almost a decade.

June 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Editor's note: This is the first in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am

Former Michigan City plant operator to plead guilty to Clean Water Act crimes

HAMMOND | The former operator of a region wastewater treatment plant will plead guilty to making false statements and tampering with monitoring methods, a plea agreement filed Monday in Hammond federal court shows.

March 27, 2012 11:15 am

Industry, environmental groups spar on ballast water rules

The Great Lakes shipping industry says it is pleased with a New York state environmental agency's decision to delay rules requiring vessel operators to meet the "most stringent" ballast water treatment in North America.

February 24, 2012 10:45 am

BP must assess latest pollution-control technologies

EAST CHICAGO | A handful of environmentalists said Thursday they were pleased that BP would be required under a permit modification to evaluate new research technologies that could help the company reduce the amount of mercury its Whiting Refinery discharges in treated wastewater.

December 15, 2011 8:30 pm
activate-button-3
Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Who do you support for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 1?

View Results