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Open Spaces

Careless land use and economic development practices needlessly consume open spaces, wildlife habitats and natural resources.  As a result, Indiana is losing about 100,000 acres of forests, farms and other undeveloped spaces a year.

Hoosier Environmental Council calls for alternative to proposed Mounds Lake reservoir, cites major environmental damage from dam on the West Fork White River.

Read our white paper to learn more about why the White River should not be dammed.
Mounds lake policy paper July 2014
Read HEC’s press release on the proposed Mounds reservoir project.

Comments on proposed Mounds Lake project from:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mounds Lake Dam – EPA early coordination comment letter 4-14-2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior) – MoundsLake_FWS042414

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