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EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

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.

September 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Feds looking to make progress on old Gary landfill site cleanup

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.

September 22, 2014 6:10 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

"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.

August 09, 2014 10:30 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

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 …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood questioning EPA regulations

GLENWOOD | Village officials are questioning the need for Environmental Protection Agency regulations on home sprinkler systems in Glenwood.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
BLOG: Where fossil fuels are rock stars

BLOG: Where fossil fuels are rock stars

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.

June 16, 2014 3:30 pm Related
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

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…

June 05, 2014 5:34 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
New carbon rules could cost consumers, local industry

New carbon rules could cost consumers, local industry

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.

June 02, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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PUBLISHER NOTES As transformative times continue, professionalism and leadership remain constant

PUBLISHER NOTES As transformative times continue, professionalism and leadership remain constant

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…

May 24, 2014 1:18 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Go with grain, shop local for fuel tank

GUEST COMMENTARY: Go with grain, shop local for fuel tank

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…

May 20, 2014 12:00 am

New EPA loan allows cities to clean up brownfield sites

A new source of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help Gary, East Chicago and Hammond clean up old industrial sites.

May 03, 2014 11:35 am
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

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.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Caring about the future is the ultimate leadership skill

Caring about the future is the ultimate leadership skill

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.

March 09, 2014 1:18 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA regulations will cause energy bills to soar

GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA regulations will cause energy bills to soar

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.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am
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

Indiana to continue setting own environmental laws

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.

February 24, 2014 12:30 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
MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."

January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Station council agrees to seek cleanup grant

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station City Council is moving toward cleanup of the old municipal/police complex off Ind. 51 and Central Avenue.

December 21, 2013 6:00 pm
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