By Falon French  At the Water Pollution Control Board meeting on Wednesday, May 23, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management gave a presentation on the draft 2012 impaired waters list, and explained the reasons why the 2010 list has not yet been finalized. The impaired waters list is a very long and complicated document.  It [...]

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This editorial originally appeared on May 20 2012, in the Indianapolis Star. It can’t be easy to be Jesse Kharbanda — or, to be more accurate, to have his job. Kharbanda is executive director of the Hoosier Environmental Council and, as such, is perhaps the leading voice for the environment in a state that doesn’t always appreciate being [...]

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By Tim Maloney An American passenger rail renaissance is underway.  In the Midwest, Illinois and Michigan are capitalizing on the opportunity to create jobs and provide new travel choices by investing in rail.  Illinois is on track to provide high-speed rail service from Chicago to St. Louis.  Republican Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan is enabling [...]

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This article originally appeared on Earth Day, April 22 2012, in the Indianapolis Star. Indiana might be known for its rolling hills and farmland, but when it comes to being truly “green,” there is more work to do. Jesse Kharbanda, executive director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, said other states, including many in the Midwest, do [...]

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May 2012 HEC E-News is now available.

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