Hoosier Environmental Council
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago City Planner Richard Morrisroe's son once thought if he fell out of a canoe on the Grand Calumet River, he'd be a goner.
A truck leaves a trail of dust as it dumps material on Tuesday at the J-Pit in Gary.
The Hoosier Environmental Council refers to the J-Pit in Gary as a "twisted tale of a hole in the ground."
A truck dumps material at the J-Pit in Gary.
GARY | The Hoosier Environmental Council calls it "the twisted tale of a hole in the ground."
The Hoosier Environmental Council has found what it is calling environmental injustices in Northwest Indiana.
Gary residents Dolly Blee, left, and John Rhyne live near the J-Pit in Gary. They worry about possible toxic material from the pit affecting their health.
Passing a law saying Indiana can't enact any environmental laws more stringent than the federal guidelines would be a mistake.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal mandating that Indiana environmental requirements "may not be more stringent" than federal law faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where it has died numerous times in years past.
WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.
South Shore Clean Cities is accepting applications for the BP - Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emissions Reduction grant program.
The Hoosier Environmental Council is leading a grant-funded pilot project in Gary aimed at empowering residents affected by pollution there.
The Hoosier Environmental Council and the Pipeline Safety Trust on Thursday urged state officials to enact more stringent regulations of fuel pipelines traversing the state.
South Shore Clean Cities, BP's Whiting Refinery and a host of environmental groups are partnering to provide grants aimed at improving air quality in Lake County.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee voted 7-0 Monday to ensconce the right to hunt, fish and farm in Indiana's Constitution, despite the lack of any realistic threat to those activities or industries.
INDIANAPOLIS | A leading Indiana environmental group is keeping a wary eye on legislation that could make it harder for Hoosiers to protect their properties from environmental degradation.
MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City resident Deborah Chubb has received a statewide environmental award from the Hoosier Environmental Council.
The Hoosier Environmental Council and the Legal Environmental Aid Foundation have merged and will continue operations as the Hoosier Environmental Council, the groups announced Monday morning.
WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.
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