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Hoosier Environmental Council

EDITORIAL: Don't tie environmental rules to feds

Passing a law saying Indiana can't enact any environmental laws more stringent than the federal guidelines would be a mistake.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Charbonneau mulling 'huge policy shift' on environment law

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.

February 11, 2014 7:45 pm

BP, South Shore Clean Cities to award more than $450,000

WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.

January 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Diesel emission reduction grant applications being accepted

South Shore Clean Cities is accepting applications for the BP - Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emissions Reduction grant program.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Community groups partner to monitor air, water quality

The Hoosier Environmental Council is leading a grant-funded pilot project in Gary aimed at empowering residents affected by pollution there.

July 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Environmental groups call on state to tighten pipeline regulations

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.

June 27, 2013 1:17 pm

Local diesel emission reduction grants available

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.

May 03, 2013 7:00 am

Senate panel OKs constitutional amendment protecting hunting, fishing, farming

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.

February 04, 2013 10:10 am

Environmentalists warn pending legislation is threat to state's land, air, water quality

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.

January 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Michigan City resident receives statewide Environmental Award

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City resident Deborah Chubb has received a statewide environmental award from the Hoosier Environmental Council.

December 07, 2012 1:25 pm

Indiana environmental groups merging, expanding in NWI

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.

December 05, 2011 8:45 am
Community continues to eye refinery permits

Community continues to eye refinery permits

WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos


GUEST COMMENTARY: Strengthen Indiana's new air pollution policy

When we think of air pollution, our minds might be directed to power plants with big smokestacks or idling trucks, but there are other sources that can cause breathing problems. Among those are outdoor wood boilers, units that burn wood to heat water that is then used to heat a home or build…

February 02, 2011 12:00 am
Exec: State Line power plant could close in 2014

Exec: State Line power plant could close in 2014

The parent company of State Line Energy LLC said the Hammond power plant could shut down in about four years -- if certain tighter state and federal environmental regulations are finalized.

November 20, 2010 9:15 am Photos


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