PORTAGE | The environmental committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the proposed Illiana Expressway without agreeing to a recommendation for a vote by the full board.
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.
The Hoosier Environmental Council is leading a grant-funded pilot project in Gary aimed at empowering residents affected by pollution there.
LOWELL | Volunteers are needed to monitor streams and rivers in Indiana for water quality, and a Hoosier River Watch Workshop set for Friday at Buckley Homestead County Park, 3606 Belshaw Road, will provide participants with the resources and skills needed to become part of this project.
CRETE | Village President Michael Einhorn asked the Village Board last week to hire a consultant for advice on ways to improve the quality of the village's water supply.
Goose Island Beer Company's Ian Hughes knows how to get people to pay attention.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Quality on Tap Report will be included in the June water bill going out to customers of city water.
LAKE STATION | City officials remain focused on improving the quality of life for residents, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.
A water quality advisory is posted at Jeorse Park beach in East Chicago last August.
Valparaiso University sophomore Katelyn Niemeyer watches a water absorption test along with students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at the Thorgren dentention basin inValparaiso last April. Students were testing water and soil quality at the site.
The manager of a $1.9 billion project to build a new Enbridge Energy LP pipeline that spans four Indiana counties says the project will now likely not break ground until June.
LaPORTE | A coalition of environmental groups issued a joint statement of concern Monday regarding Enbridge Energy LP's oil pipeline project on the eve of a public hearing regarding the potential water quality impact of the work.
PORTAGE | Up to 20 educators will dive into the world of water education Oct. 27 at a Project WET, or Water Education for Teachers, workshop at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission office at 6100 Southport Road.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water is hostng a public hearing Aug. 23 on Enbridge Energy LP's eight applications related to its new pipeline project.
CHESTERTON | State officials on Wednesday celebrated the successes of a Dunes Creek project at the Indiana Dunes State Park that they said helped both the environment and revenue.
GARY | The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating claims of improper dumping, contamination and operating without proper permits at Gary's J-Pit site - a charge disputed by the contractor that manages the property.
Both Lake Station mayoral candidates last fall promised to do something about the city's water quality. It is good to see Mayor Keith Soderquist following up on this so quickly after the election.
The newly rebranded NWI Partnership for Clean Water will be using this logo on its new marketing materials.
New water quality standards could make portions of the Chicago River safe to swim by 2015.
CHICAGO | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Illinois' new and revised water quality standards for five segments of the Chicago and Calumet rivers, ultimately leading to the waterways being safe for swimming and other recreational activities.
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