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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
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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
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
EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., left, and East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland talk after it was announced the EPA has approved funds for brownfield cleanup projects in Lake County.

May 29, 2013 1:04 pm
Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

Officials set up floating barriers in the Cady Marsh Ditch Thursday to try to slow an oil slick that appeared in the waterway.

April 11, 2013 3:56 pm
Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

Highland and Griffith hazmat officials join EPA officials at Ross Road and the Cady Marsh Ditch to try to figure out the origin of an oil spill.

April 11, 2013 3:56 pm
Cady Marsh Ditch oil spill

Cady Marsh Ditch oil spill

Highland and Griffith hazmat officials join EPA officials at Ross Road and the Cady Marsh Ditch to try to figure out the origin of an oil spill.

April 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump

WASHINGTON | The Obama administration's newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

March 29, 2013 4:41 pm
IDEM head says ozone suit against EPA could take years

IDEM head says ozone suit against EPA could take years

PORTAGE | Indiana's lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over Lake and Porter counties not meeting Clean Air Act rules for ozone could take years to resolve, the head of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management said Thursday.

February 07, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Some see federal ruling as opportunity to revisit canceling trash-to-ethanol contract

A recent federal ruling paints a picture of the national alternative-fuels scene that closely mirrors what Lake County has experienced for four years in its trash-to-ethanol plan: lots of promises and no results.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Steel projects helping boost region's environmental profile

HAMMOND | Kevin Doyle said he began having discussions within ArcelorMittal seven years ago about steps that could be taken to have no process wastewater discharges from facilities into the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal or Lake Michigan.

December 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Hammond Sanitary District appeals U.S. EPA fines

HAMMOND | The Hammond Sanitary District is appealing $1.4 million in fines by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that delays in construction projects to prevent sewage overflows into the Grand Calumet River aren't the district's fault.

August 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Illinois AG's office gives Sauk Village deadline

SAUK VILLAGE | Local officials have until Thursday to submit a plan that complies with three points stressed by the state attorney general's office in a meeting Tuesday with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Sauk Village board.

July 18, 2012 3:30 pm
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