FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Marianne Holland August 11, 2014 (317) 702-4847 Nine Organizations Call on County Health Department to Use Its Authority to Compel IPL to Carry Out Comprehensive Groundwater Testing at At-Risk Lagoons (INDIANAPOLIS)- Nine statewide and county-wide organizations representing health, environmental, neighborhood, consumer rights, religious, and social justice missions gathered today on the [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            CONTACT: Marianne Holland August 6, 2014                                   (317) 702-4847 Study on Environmental Injustice in Northwest Indiana Released to Public Report Shows Serious Inequities, New On-the-Ground Concerns, Little Recourse for Citizens (VALPARAISO, IN) The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) is releasing [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2014 Hoosier Environmental Council Calls for Alternative to Proposed Mounds Reservoir Cites High Damage of Controversial Project to Forests, Archeological Sites, Recreation, & Tourism (ANDERSON, IN)- The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental organization, is calling for an alternative to a plan to dam the West Fork White River [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: May 31, 2013                                             Marianne Holland, (317) 702-4847   Community Workshop on Living Near Industrial Livestock Operations to Be Offered on June 15th in Wabash   (Wabash, IN)- A free, day-long workshop for people affected by nearby industrial livestock facilities will be held on [...]

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For three consecutive summers, record-breaking droughts have hit Indiana’s economy hard. Watering bans, devastating crop yields and fewer people able to take advantage of Indiana’s recreation opportunities have resulted. The heat isn’t just inconvenient for Hoosiers, it has also hurt Indiana’s businesses and industries. Paul Douglas, a nationally-prominent meteorologist will deliver the keynote address of [...]

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The Hoosier Environmental Council hosted a lieutenant governor candidate conversation on the environment on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis. Hoosier Environmental Council Executive Director Jesse Kharbanda says the November 2012 governor’s race will have far-reaching consequences for Indiana’s environmental future. The candidates for governor [...]

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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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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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For release on: April 5, 2012 For more information contact: Kim Ferraro, Hoosier Environmental Council – kferraro@hecweb.org or 219-464-0104 Ryan Puckett, two21 LLC – media@hecweb.org or 317-721-7221 HEC and Aveda Champion Clean Water Initiatives During Earth Month New informational website encourages Hoosiers to become “Water Warriors” INDIANAPOLIS – At restaurants all over America, patrons tell [...]

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For release on: February 21, 2012 For more information contact: Kim Ferraro, Hoosier Environmental Council – kferraro@hecweb.org or 219-464-0104 Ryan Puckett, two21 LLC – media@hecweb.org or 317-721-7221 Unneeded Factory Farm Protection Bill Heads to Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee HB 1091 Would Effectively Close Courthouse Doors to Hoosiers Suffering from Factory Farm Pollution INDIANAPOLIS  – A [...]

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