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Forum updates progress in waterway rehabilitation

EAST CHICAGO | A Tuesday seminar brought public officials, project managers and local activists up to date on work to rehabilitate waterways in the city.

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Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am

Air Action Day warning issued for Sunday

An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Northwest Indiana for Sunday and Monday.

July 19, 2014 10:45 pm
Research vessel stops at EC Marina

Research vessel stops at EC Marina

EAST CHICAGO | The WG Jackson Great Lakes research vessel stopped in East Chicago Thursday as part of its 33-stop summer tour.

June 19, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Combined sewer systems suspect in Little Cal leakage

It’s a tale of two meters and who is responsible for notifying the Indiana Department of Environmental Management about sewer overflow problems.

June 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

Workers from NIES Engineering and Grimmer Construction work on the hairline crack found in a sanitary sewer main.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

A hairline crack has been detected in an 18-inch sanitary force main that runs either side of the levee along the Little Calumet River at Kennedy Avenue. It was discovered after a sinkhole smaller than a dinner plate was discovered near the pumping station. Highland public works crews are wo…

June 03, 2014 2:06 pm

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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IDEM chief: Obama climate change plan bad for Hoosiers

IDEM chief: Obama climate change plan bad for Hoosiers

HAMMOND | Indiana's top environmental official on Friday said the president's plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants is bad for Hoosier residents and businesses.

April 25, 2014 2:30 pm

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
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