High-Speed Passenger Rail Programs Scheduled for Indiana Communities Proposed Chicago to Cincinnati route would bring economic benefits, job opportunities, improved connectivity, energy savings and emission reductions to Indiana  INDIANAPOLIS (July 26, 2012) Hoosier Environmental Council will host free, public presentations about high-speed passenger rail in four Indiana communities – Greensburg, Rushville, Shelbyville and Crawfordsville – [...]

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Public Statement re: U.S. District Court Ruling on Section 3 of Interstate 69 Case 1:11-cv-00202-LJM-DML| Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) and Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads (CARR) sought judicial review, under the Administrative Procedure Act, of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue a dredge and fill permit to Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), authorizing [...]

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Steel Mill Agrees to Clean Up Toxic Waste Piles Threatening Lake Michigan and Indiana Dunes Settlement a Major Win for Lake Michigan, Northwest Indiana Valparaiso, Ind. (July 23, 2012) – Representing Save the Dunes and its members, the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) has settled a legal challenge with ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC (AMBH) and the Indiana [...]

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It’s official, Indiana: we’re in a pretty bad drought right now! The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has concluded that in June, we received a state average of less than one-third our usual rainfall – and that more than two-thirds of the state is currently in either a “severe” or “extreme” drought. In response to [...]

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Announcing Public Hearing for I-69: I-69 Public Hearings Friday, July 13th, 2012 4 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM Bloomington City Hall 401 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN 47404 I-69 Public Hearings on Stream Crossings (These are 3 consecutive hearing on the same day, in the same room,but with different times.) The 4 p.m. hearing [...]

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July 2012 HEC E-news is now available.

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