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Changes may come to how city collects stormwater fee

HAMMOND | The monthly storm-sewer fee may be taken off the water bill for residents and businesses and moved to the tax bill — witCharge might move from water bill to tax billh a big increase — if the Hammond City Council approves an ordinance later this month.

September 20, 2014 5:59 pm
Hammond opens new retention basin

Hammond opens new retention basin

HAMMOND | The city's new 33 million gallon retention basin for the Grand Calumet River is supposed to significantly reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows.

September 17, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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Open house to highlight federal redevelopment project in Gary

GARY | Gary's mayor and federal officials are hosting an open house Wednesday, introducing the public to the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.

August 11, 2014 6:12 pm
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
Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
Feds tout environmental progress, economic potential on Grand Cal River

Feds tout environmental progress, economic potential on Grand Cal River

Workers use bulldozers to spread clean sand back into the Seidner Marsh area Friday, one of several areas that have been earmarked for remediation as part of the Grand Calumet River Revitalization project.

May 09, 2014 5:20 pm
Feds tout environnental progress, economic potential on Grand Cal River

Feds tout environnental progress, economic potential on Grand Cal River

Scott Ireland, of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, speaks during the Lake County Advancement Committee monthly meeting Friday at Teibel's Restaurant in Schererville. Ireland is heading up the Grand Calumet River project in Lake County where hundreds of acres of wetlands and near-shor…

May 09, 2014 5:20 pm

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
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sheraton Hotel demolition advances

GARY | In about a week, city officials say residents will start to notice progress on one of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's campaign promises: the demolition of the Sheraton Hotel.

April 12, 2014 8:45 pm
Steelmakers want emissions standards to look at production too

Steelmakers want emissions standards to look at production too

Steam billows from a stack at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor facility. Steelmakers say emissions regulations should consider the steel production releases fewer greenhouse gases than the manufacturing of other metals. A trade group has been lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to …

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Steam billows from a stack at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor facility. The Hoosier state has topped the nation in steel production every year since 1980, American Iron and Steel Institute spokeswoman Rachel Gilbert said.

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
Steel CEO: More consolidation 'inevitable'

Steel CEO: More consolidation 'inevitable'

Steam billows from a stack at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor facility. Mark Millett, president and chief executive officer of Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics, said integrated steel producers, like those that operate mills in Northwest Indiana, have been carrying the burden of high fixed costs.

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
New carbon rules could cost consumers, local industry

New carbon rules could cost consumers, local industry

Steam billows from a stack at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor facility. The American Iron and Steel Institute said the proposed power plant regulations could "severely harm the international competitiveness of energy-intensive, trade-exposed U.S. industries like steel."

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
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Karen and Jerry Thatcher own Energy Diagnostics, Inc.

August 15, 2013 3:06 pm
EPA: Cady Marsh oil sheen came from more than one source

EPA: Cady Marsh oil sheen came from more than one source

Highland and Griffith hazmat officials join EPA officials April 11 at Ross Road and the Cady Marsh Ditch to investigate an oil spill. A federal report shows a local excavating company cleaned up the oil, but samples taken from leaking totes found at the company did not match samples taken fr…

July 16, 2013 4:00 pm
Environmental investigations hampered by lab delays, federal sequester

Environmental investigations hampered by lab delays, federal sequester

Highland and Griffith hazmat officials join U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials at Ross Road and the Cady Marsh Ditch April 11 investigation an oil sheen on the waterway. The investigation remains open pending conclusions from the EPA.

July 12, 2013 11:28 am
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July 12, 2013 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Roundtable's May 31 edition discusses the state of Planned Parenthood in Indiana, the EPA's funding to demolish abandoned buildings and Porter County's nominee for the RDA.

May 31, 2013 3:39 pm
EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman announces the agency has approved funds for brownfield cleanup projects.

May 29, 2013 1:05 pm
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