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CHICAGO | The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
HAMMOND | Gary resident and property owner James Nowacki sees potential in the former Gary Development Landfill, but federal officials said the heavily polluted site needs to get cleaned up first.
"The right sort of sports fan," is how McGeorge Bundy greeted the news in 1973 that Gerald Ford had been selected as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford succeeded Spiro Agnew, who had been forced to resign because of corruption.
On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …
GLENWOOD | Village officials are questioning the need for Environmental Protection Agency regulations on home sprinkler systems in Glenwood.
Fossil fuels are the rock stars of Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming, at least as far as their governors are concerned.
In the June 5 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Crista Zivanovic discuss the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, Indiana's pilot preschool program, which could include Lake County, and a preview of The Times' special report on poverty in t…
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.
Proposed carbon regulations could lead to higher monthly electricity bills, and industry officials say power-hungry steel mills and factories in Indiana could end up paying $1 billion more a year.
Looking over the roster and the resumes of the mid-career success stories that have caught our attention this year, there are some common denominators that stand out in my mind. Whether the names are familiar is not as important as the fact that these are people who have changed the game and…
We have all heard and seen the campaigns, advertisements and little stickers encouraging us to “shop local,” “buy local” or “shop small.” The evidence is overwhelming that when consumers spend their hard-earned dollars at a small, local business rather than in a big box or chain store you ar…
A new source of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help Gary, East Chicago and Hammond clean up old industrial sites.
WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.
Experience, knowledge and skills are a necessary basis for high achievement, but as any Times Business and Industry Hall of Fame winner will tell you, navigation is a priority even for those who are at the top of the game.
Energy bills are likely to be on the rise soon. You can send your “thank you” card to President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency. Since Congress failed to follow his request, the president turned to the EPA to perpetuate his administration’s attack on coal.
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 | A House-approved proposal declaring that Indiana environmental laws "may not be more stringent than" federal law did not advance out of a Senate committee Monday, likely killing the measure for the year.
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.
Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station City Council is moving toward cleanup of the old municipal/police complex off Ind. 51 and Central Avenue.
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