(This piece was originally published on May 31, 2018 by WFYI.) The Hoosier Environmental Council joined with the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club and Indiana Wildlife Federation to recommend greater protections for the lake sturgeon in the East Fork of the White River. The species is already on the Indiana’s endangered species list which protects […]

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(This piece was originally published on May 18, 2018 by the Herald Bulletin.) The Hoosier Environmental Council and Sandor Development are betting a proposed trailhead project will be the spark needed to revitalize the city’s main retail corridor. The two groups are collaborating on a sweeping Mounds Greenway Trailhead District along Scatterfield Road at River Ridge […]

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(This piece was originally published on May 17, 2018 by the Indianapolis Star.) For decades, the state’s environmental regulators have been required to notify Hoosiers whenever a proposed polluter seeks a permit by publishing a notice in the local newspaper. But that requirement has been lifted and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management wants to make a […]

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(This piece was originally published on April 25, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) A representative with the Hoosier Environmental Council joined dozens of people Tuesday in speaking against a proposed rollback of EPA’s regulations governing the disposal of waste from coal-fired power plants. Indra Frank, the organization’s environmental health and water policy director, is leading […]

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(This piece was originally published on April 22, 2018 by USA Today.) So far we have let China dominate renewable energy industries. Why not catch up and take the lead, like we did in the space race? If I were President Trump’s trusted adviser, this is what I would tell him. You can make America great […]

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(This piece was originally published on April 16, 2018 by the Star Press.) New regulations for local hog farms and other animal operations are being considered by Delaware County officials but won’t have an impact on a proposed 10,000-hog farm. The Delaware County commissioners on Monday declined to take action on requests to stop Rhett Light’s […]

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(This piece was originally published on April 6, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) More than a dozen organizations asked Friday for a public hearing and more time to comment on a proposed settlement requiring U.S. Steel’s Portage plant to pay a civil penalty and damages, reimburse government agencies and make improvements for spilling toxic chromium […]

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(This piece was originally published on April 11, 2018 by the Northwest Indiana Times.) New data released for the first time under a 2015 federal rule show dangerous levels of pollution in groundwater at three Northwest Indiana coal-fired plants, the Hoosier Environmental Council said. The council recommends residents who use private wells for drinking or cooking […]

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(This piece was originally published on April 4, 2018 by the Indiana Lawyer.) Across the country, infrastructure is aging and deteriorating, but some communities are tapping the brakes on rerouting interstates and questioning whether roadways built to move large volumes of traffic are good for cities. The concern over the proposed redesign of the Interstate 65/Interstate […]

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(This piece was originally published on March 28, 2018 by the Indianapolis Star.) Near many of Indiana’s coal-fired power plants, the ground water is a toxic mix of arsenic, boron, cobalt, lead, molybdenum, radium and thallium, new Environmental Protection Agency data reveal. Recently released reports, using data collected for the first time, raises questions about groundwater safety and […]

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