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Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
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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Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

MICHIGAN CITY | Seeing a photo of the Cuyahoga River on fire in Time magazine while sitting his dorm room drove David Ullrich to an environmental career spanning more than 40 years.

June 05, 2014 6:49 pm Photos

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Locally-managed Clean Cities program lauded by EPA

Wisconsin Clean Cities was honored Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.

April 24, 2014 6:30 am
Partnerships credited for improved water quality

Partnerships credited for improved water quality

Water quality in the region has improved greatly over the years and more work to continue the momentum is in the works.

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
Stakeholders tout successes in Grand Cal cleanup

Stakeholders tout successes in Grand Cal cleanup

HAMMOND | Stakeholders gathered Friday at Purdue University Calumet for a seminar on the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern, touting successes on what was once deemed "the filthiest stream in the world."

November 15, 2013 2:50 pm Photos

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Grand Cal remediation projects moving forward

Grand Cal remediation projects moving forward

HAMMOND | Millions of pounds of contaminated sediment have been removed from the Grand Calumet River, and new projects to clean up the historically polluted waterway may be in the works.

September 24, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Chamber, IDEM hosting joint October conference in Indy

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are joining forces for the 2013 Indiana Environmental Management Conference Oct. 15 and 16.

September 03, 2013 9:45 am
EPA radar sweeps Mount Baldy

EPA radar sweeps Mount Baldy

A crew with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spent Monday sweeping over Mount Baldy with ground penetrating radar looking for any anomalies after a sinkhole swallowed a 6-year-old boy a month ago.

August 12, 2013 2:09 pm
EPA: Cady Marsh oil sheen came from more than one source

EPA: Cady Marsh oil sheen came from more than one source

A federal report on an oil sheen that appeared on the Cady Marsh Ditch in April revealed a local excavating company voluntarily cleaned up the potential source, but lab results later showed the business might not be to blame.

July 16, 2013 5:00 pm
Environmental investigations hampered by labs, sequestration furloughs

Environmental investigations hampered by labs, sequestration furloughs

Findings are pending on sources of substances found floating on two local waterways. State and federal agencies cite ongoing lab analysis and reduced resources due to federal sequestration as reasons for the delays.

July 14, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

HAMMOND | An $800,000 grant from the U.S. EPA to establish a $1 million revolving loan fund will help give abandoned, contaminated properties in Hammond, East Chicago and Gary new life, officials said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Cady Marsh Ditch oil sheen investigation nearing completion

The cleanup of an oil sheen on the Cady Marsh Ditch is complete and the investigation into the responsible party should wrap up by week's end, a representative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

April 22, 2013 1:11 pm

Cady Marsh oil sheen cleanup continues

The cleanup of an oil sheen that appeared Thursday on the Cady Marsh Ditch is expected to be complete by midweek, according to a representative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

April 15, 2013 5:41 pm
Officials honing in on potential cause of Cady Marsh oil sheen

Officials honing in on potential cause of Cady Marsh oil sheen

Investigators believe they are honing in on a potential cause of an oil sheen on the Cady Marsh Ditch.

April 12, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal lauded by feds for energy-saving measures

ArcelorMittal USA on Tuesday was named a Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 27, 2013 7:54 am

Meeting on U.S. Steel's hazardous waste management planned

GARY | U.S. Steel and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting an open house Thursday afternoon on hazardous waste storage and disposal at the Gary Works site.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

EPA: Study of residential yards in The Pines planned

THE PINES | A study of radiation levels in The Pines requested by concerned citizens and area environmental activists will come sometime early this year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

January 02, 2013 11:30 pm

Jury deliberating fate of former Gary water treatment plant employees

HAMMOND | A federal jury is deciding whether the actions of a former contract operator of the Gary wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees were attempts to "cheat" to save money or honest efforts to follow the law.

November 08, 2012 8:05 pm
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