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.
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.
GARY | Gary's mayor and federal officials are hosting an open house Wednesday, introducing the public to the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.
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 …
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.
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.
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…
A new source of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help Gary, East Chicago and Hammond clean up old industrial sites.
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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."
Karen and Jerry Thatcher own Energy Diagnostics, Inc.
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…
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.
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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.
EPA Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman announces the agency has approved funds for brownfield cleanup projects.
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