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EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Grant funds will help clear the air

Grant funds will help clear the air

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois agency altering coal defender image

ST. LOUIS | The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, announced a series of reforms this week meant to help repair the agency's image and make it more responsive to the public.

April 04, 2014 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Generate support for energy conservation

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence let the Energizing Indiana program end without his signature. Pulling the plug on that program shouldn't be the end of a push for energy conservation.

April 02, 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
RICH JAMES: Building Illiana doesn't preclude helping north

RICH JAMES: Building Illiana doesn't preclude helping north

I’ve witnessed a lot. And I have remembered most of it.And now I am a bit befuddled as to what some folks are saying about the future of the region as it pertains to the proposed Illiana Expressway.

July 17, 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

Dunelands Sierra Club to meet on Wednesday in Hobart

HOBART | The Dunelands Sierra Club, an environmental group, is having its annual holiday potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Krull meeting room, 206 Main St.

December 12, 2012 7:00 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

PHIL WIELAND: My return to Long Beach: What am I dune here?

In response to my recent column about getting lost in Long Beach, Donna Kavanagh offered to take me on a tour of the tiny town and suggested we meet at the Holiday Inn just off Interstate 94 in Michigan City.

December 30, 2011 12:00 am

Sierra Club praises NIPSCO for clean energy efforts

The Sierra Club on Thursday praised NIPSCO for the utility's efforts to fully develop its clean energy pilot program after urging from the group last month.

December 01, 2011 2:45 pm
PHIL WIELAND: The long, winding road to Long Beach

PHIL WIELAND: The long, winding road to Long Beach

Memo to the Sierra Club:

November 25, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: NIPSCO phasing in improvements

NIPSCO plans to invest $5 billion in its service territory over the next decade, including about $850 million for new scrubbers to improve air emissions at its coal-fired power plants. It is a sign of the utility's stewardship of not just the environment, but also customers' financial burdens.

November 21, 2011 12:00 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

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Coalition supports NIPSCO clean energy programs

LONG BEACH | A coalition of more than 40 businesses and environmental groups formed to support NIPSCO's new clean energy initiatives and encourage the power company to reduce its reliance on coal.

November 16, 2011 6:39 pm
Utility working to spark interest in electric vehicles, installation of charging stations

Utility working to spark interest in electric vehicles, installation of charging stations

Electric vehicles are as few and far between in Northwest Indiana as the charging stations that power them. 

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NIPSCO works to spark interest in electric vehicles

NIPSCO works to spark interest in electric vehicles

Electric vehicles like the new Chevy Volt are as few and far between in Northwest Indiana as the charging stations that power them. But environmental advocates and the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. are prepping for time when greener vehicles will be on region roadways.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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