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E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

Two Northwest Indiana beaches ranked among the worst nationally in terms of water quality again.

July 14, 2014 6:34 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
Green beer

Green beer

Goose Island Beer Company's Ian Hughes knows how to get people to pay attention.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

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
Report: Indiana, Illinois break heat records in 2012

Report: Indiana, Illinois break heat records in 2012

A report and interactive map released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council puts Indiana and Illinois in the top 10 states in the nation for the most heat records broken in 2012.

January 15, 2013 5:30 pm

Bill rider speeds timeline of invasive species study

The federal transportation bill Congress approved Friday affects how authorities will respond to the threat invasive species such as Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes.

July 03, 2012 3:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: There are no losers in this refinery agreement

MARK KIESLING: There are no losers in this refinery agreement

The agreement BP reached to pay $400 million to upgrade its environmental controls at its Whiting Refinery is a winner for all sides.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

BP, federal government announce $400 million settlement

A BP PLC subsidiary has agreed to spend more than $400 million to upgrade environmental controls at its Whiting Refinery and pay $8 million in civil fines in a settlement announced Wednesday to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act and other laws.

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Coast Guard issues standards for ballast water management

The Coast Guard updated its ballast water management rules by now allowing a certain concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharged from ships in U.S. waters.

March 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Industry, environmental groups spar on ballast water rules

The Great Lakes shipping industry says it is pleased with a New York state environmental agency's decision to delay rules requiring vessel operators to meet the "most stringent" ballast water treatment in North America.

February 24, 2012 10:45 am

BP must assess latest pollution-control technologies

EAST CHICAGO | A handful of environmentalists said Thursday they were pleased that BP would be required under a permit modification to evaluate new research technologies that could help the company reduce the amount of mercury its Whiting Refinery discharges in treated wastewater.

December 15, 2011 8:30 pm
Enviro concerns fuel struggle to fully embrace Canadian oil sands

Enviro concerns fuel struggle to fully embrace Canadian oil sands

Amid the battle of rhetoric and emotion waged at the national level over the proposed transcontinental Keystone XL pipeline, Northwest Indiana is home to a quieter effort to import more Canadian crude oil.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Oil sands controversy continues

Oil sands controversy continues

Amid the battle of rhetoric and emotion waged at the national level over the proposed transcontinental Keystone XL pipeline, Northwest Indiana is home to a quieter effort to import more Canadian crude oil. Energy giant BP is more than three years into a project to upgrade the Midwest's large…

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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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

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Treat ballast water to protect Great Lakes

Since the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, the Great Lakes have become an avenue for overseas shipping. One consequence is that in bringing cargo to Indiana from halfway around the world, ships unintentionally bring living organisms from those ports.

November 02, 2010 12:00 am
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