(This piece was originally published on November 22, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) Steel City Academy was honored Nov. 17 with the Hoosier Environmental Council’s Environmental Justice Advocate of the Year award. Presented by Indiana’s largest environmental advocacy organization, the statewide award was given at the Hoosier Environmental Council’s annual Greening the Statehouse forum in Wabash. […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 25, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) The Hoosier Environmental Council has presented a grassroots, all-volunteer group with its Frontline Advocate of the Year award for its fight against a large-scale organic dairy in an environmentally sensitive area near Lake Village. Protect our Kankakee River Basin Steering Committee was formed to […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 19, 2018 by RTV6.) A new effort is underway aimed at better protecting the health of Indiana children in the classroom. A recent Call 6 Investigation found most schools do not test for radon, a lung cancer-causing gas that comes up through the soil, even though the EPA recommends schools […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 4, 2018 by the Pharos-Tribune.) Chesterfield and Daleville are on board to collaborate on the Mounds Greenway project going through the two towns. The Chesterfield Town Council signed a letter of interest on the Hoosier Environmental Council project at town hall on Monday. The Mounds Greenway would be a linear […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 9, 2018 by The Republic.) The City of North Vernon’s conversion to solar energy to power its facilities has earned its mayor recognition from an environmental public policy organization. North Vernon Mayor Mike Ochs was honored two weeks ago by the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) for his efforts, and presented […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 10, 2018 by WBAA.) An expert is weighing in on a debate over whether property in Newton County is too wet for a confined animal feeding operation. Natural Prairie Dairy wants to build the CAFO in the now dried-up Beaver Lake  bed on the edge of the former Grand Kankakee […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 9, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) The Hoosier Environmental Council says a company proposing a large-scale organic dairy has made misleading statements about its plans. It says if the dairy farm is approved, it likely will consistently contaminate surface water and groundwater that feeds the wells nearby residents use […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 7, 2018 by the Indiana Environmental Reporter.) Newly married and looking for a home close enough for a Chicago commute, Cathi and Alan Murray were excited and happy when they discovered the Town of Pines, Indiana. The town of about 700 people abuts the Indiana Dunes just outside Michigan City. […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 11, 2018 by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.) Indiana has been blessed with an abundance of water. That’s particularly true in northern Indiana, with its proximity to the Great Lakes as well as hundreds of smaller lakes, rivers and streams. The water has always been there, for drinking, for our […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 7, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) An attorney for the Hoosier Environmental Council said Wednesday the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s counsel has confirmed an informational meeting is set for Nov. 13 on a controversial dairy proposal. IDEM on Wednesday afternoon released details of the meeting. The meeting is […]

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