Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.
In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.
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.
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.
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.
WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.
South Shore Clean Cities is accepting applications for the BP - Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emissions Reduction grant program.
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.
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.
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.
The agreement BP reached to pay $400 million to upgrade its environmental controls at its Whiting Refinery is a winner for all sides.
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.
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.
Memo to the Sierra Club:
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.
WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.
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.
Electric vehicles are as few and far between in Northwest Indiana as the charging stations that power them.
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.
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