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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protecting the lake, water quality means many things

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protecting the lake, water quality means many things

Forgive me as this will be a multi-topic column. And with the 500 words limit, it will be quick and to the points. As such, please feel free to drop me an email if you would like further information regarding anything I cover today.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail will improve jobs, environment

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail will improve jobs, environment

The Northwest Indiana Forum continues to support the South Shore commuter rail service in its current structure as well as the present recommendations to consider expansion.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Indiana must plan to protect water resources

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Indiana must plan to protect water resources

Just how much water is in Indiana?

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

In the mid-1990s I was working for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Staff members there informed me they envisioned a long-term project to assess the environmental conditions of the Grand Calumet River from the state line to the Marquette Park lagoons and to restore the Gr…

April 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Environmental progress has been made in NWI

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Environmental progress has been made in NWI

On Oct. 9, the Quality of Life Indicators Report was released. An excellent tool for initiating dialogue, the report has shown time after time, it truly can be difficult to measure perceptions related to the 10 indicators. It is that challenge I would like to ask you to help us address.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What do you think about our environment?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What do you think about our environment?

Having not been born and raised in Northwest Indiana, I can only attest to the past 35 years of observation with regard to our environment.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: 2011 was good year environmentally

GUEST COMMENTARY: 2011 was good year environmentally

Last year was a very good year environmentally for Northwest Indiana. Not the opening line you expected? Let's take a trip down memory lane.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

In May, I introduced readers to the issue of aquatic invasive species — specifically Asian carp. Much since has been reported, and a new report seems to create larger issues for Northwest Indiana.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must cooperate to protect Great Lakes

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must cooperate to protect Great Lakes

Lake Michigan is the crown jewel of Northwest Indiana's quality of life. It is our lifeblood -- supplying our drinking water, providing a recreational setting and supporting our economy. All of us have a responsibility to protect and preserve this natural and national treasure.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Much is being done to fight Asian carp

The topic of Asian carp has been widely covered in recent months. Asian carp are not native to Lake Michigan (a so-called invasive species) and as such have unintended consequences on the natural ecosystem. They grow quite large and when agitated by boat motor noises choose to fly through th…

May 27, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA administrator impressed by NWI partnerships

Northwest Indiana recently hosted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. As the director of environmental affairs for the Northwest Indiana Forum, I extended an invitation for her to witness firsthand the industrial s…

September 19, 2009 12:00 am

Fighting permits hurts economic development in area

In recent months, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management gave public notice or issued three significant environmental permits affecting Northwest Indiana. With each permit public comment process, many Indiana and Illinois stakeholders voiced their opposition to the issuance of th…

March 13, 2008 12:00 am
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