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Whiting oil spill declared cleaned up

WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.

April 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond plant spends millions complying with emissions standards

HAMMOND | The owners of a Hammond aluminum plant said they have spent more than $11.6 million making various changes at their facility as they meet the requirements of a consent order related to emissions from the facility.

March 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo seeking way to dispose of street sweepings

VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.

March 01, 2014 3:58 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislators will study environmental rules bill

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislators will study environmental rules bill

Recently, The Times Editorial Board came out in opposition to House Bill 1143, which is more commonly known as the “no more stringent than” environmental bill. This proposed legislation would prohibit the Indiana Environmental Rules Board from adopting a rule or standard that is more stringe…

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

Snow challenging more than Valpo's salt supply

VALPARAISO | When they aren't plowing fresh snow from the streets, Valparaiso city crews are pushing back the old snow or hauling it away to make room for the next storm.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related
Watershed improvement project underway

Watershed improvement project underway

Joe Exl, a senior water resource planner with NIRPC, talks to community members about a project to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Watershed during a meeting at the Hobart Community Center.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
Stakeholders tout successes in Grand Cal cleanup

Stakeholders tout successes in Grand Cal cleanup

HAMMOND | Stakeholders gathered Friday at Purdue University Calumet for a seminar on the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern, touting successes on what was once deemed "the filthiest stream in the world."

November 15, 2013 2:50 pm Photos

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Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm

IDEM OKs BP wastewater permit requiring major mercury reductions

WHITING | The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued its final ruling on a permit application for BP's Whiting Refinery, requiring the company to cut its mercury releases into Lake Michigan by more than half.

September 25, 2013 1:00 pm

Glittery material in Hammond continues to puzzle officials

HAMMOND | Environmental investigators have not nailed down the source of glittery material that appeared this weekend in Hammond's Robertsdale neighborhood.

September 05, 2013 8:15 pm
Officials investigating glittery, silver materials found in NWI

Officials investigating glittery, silver materials found in NWI

HAMMOND | Officials continue searching for the source of the silver and glittery materials found in Northwest Indiana.

September 03, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Chamber, IDEM hosting joint October conference in Indy

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are joining forces for the 2013 Indiana Environmental Management Conference Oct. 15 and 16.

September 03, 2013 9:45 am

High ozone forecast for Tuesday in region

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is warning of high ozone levels Tuesday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

August 19, 2013 11:34 am
PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

GARY | Pollution at the Gary/Chicago International Airport will end up in a landfill in Newton County, after a massive undertaking that will require a fleet of trucks to make three round trips a day. Sixty trucks soon will haul off the worse-than-anticipated ground pollution that has delaye…

August 12, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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Business owners give lawmakers an earful about taxes, red tape

Business owners give lawmakers an earful about taxes, red tape

VALPARAISO | An information technology company plans to launch a cloud computing-based data service for health care providers, but the taxes on computer servers are higher in Indiana than in most surrounding states.

August 08, 2013 2:30 pm Photos

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