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Thomas Easterly

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
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
State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

The Obama administration's push for reducing emissions that fuel climate change have many in the environmental and energy sectors bracing for what may come next.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pence retains more of Daniels' state agency leaders

INDIANAPOLIS | Five more state agency leaders appointed by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels will continue in their positions when Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence takes office Jan. 14.

December 21, 2012 5:00 pm

Help sought to overturn region's air quality designation

INDIANAPOLIS | The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is reaching out to Hoosier members of Congress trying to overturn a ruling that Northwest Indiana's air quality does not meet federal standards.

August 15, 2012 3:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's water is cleaner than it once was

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's water is cleaner than it once was

We want to make sure Northwest Indiana residents receive accurate information about Indiana’s efforts to address mercury and PCBs in our waterways. 

June 29, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Politicians have a lot to learn from constituents

DOUG ROSS: Politicians have a lot to learn from constituents

At each event I attended last week, the theme of collaboration was a common thread. State and national politics were excluded, of course.

December 06, 2011 12:00 am
Thomas Easterly

Thomas Easterly

Thomas Easterly is commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: IDEM marks 25 years of protecting Hoosiers

GUEST COMMENTARY: IDEM marks 25 years of protecting Hoosiers

This year as we observe the 42nd Earth Day, another milestone occurs as we celebrate the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's 25th anniversary. Much has happened in the years since IDEM was created in 1986.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am

Study: Indiana's health risk from air pollution lower than national average

A federal study shows Indiana has a lower estimated health risk from air toxins compared to many surrounding states, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management announced Friday.

March 12, 2011 12:00 am
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