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Available Resources: Good, but not enough

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Posted: March 25, 2019
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As part of the environmental justice needs assessment, the available nonprofit and governmental resources were reviewed.  Overall, the review showed both great lack and great potential. The findings are summarized in Part IV of the report. The review […]

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HEC Factory Farm Cases

Posted by: HEC
Posted: March 22, 2019
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When education and advocacy fail, legal action is sometimes necessary to address the serious environmental threats caused by factory farms. Below is a list of our recent factory farm cases. HEC Wins Major Appellate Victory in Factory Farm […]

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Mounds Greenway

Posted by: HEC
Posted: February 26, 2019
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The Mounds Greenway is HEC’s plan to conserve the free-flowing West Fork White River and its floodplain forests, wetlands and other natural communities by creating a high quality linear park following the river.

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Connect

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Posted: February 22, 2019
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Want to keep up with our progress on the Mounds Greenway? Follow us on social media and click Learn More (below) to get connected through our enewsletter.

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Benefits

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Did you know the one-time property value benefits of a greenway, in Delaware and Madison Counties, is estimated at $32.7 million? This is one of the findings of the professional architecture and planning firm that conducted an environmental, […]

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Support

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We have a growing list of mayors, town managers, philanthropic organizations and businesses that support the Mounds Greenway. View the lists and read the letters of support.

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The Movement

Posted by: HEC
Posted: February 21, 2019
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The Mounds Greenway is part of a larger nationwide movement that seeks to improve quality of place, connect people and places, and restore our relationship to nature and outdoor recreation, along river and rail corridors in particular. We’ve […]

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Reel

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An easy way to learn about the Mounds Greenway is to see it and hear from our neighbors and advocates. Watch these short, locally produced videos and take a look at our photo gallery to get an idea […]

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Greenways Connect

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Greenways in Indiana connect neighborhoods to neighborhoods and towns to other towns. They also connect people to nature and each other. They can preserve important wildlife corridors and connect important species of flora and fauna to the resources […]

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Former Tanner’s Creek Generating Station Update

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Read the most recent public reports and filings about this former Indiana & Michigan Power/AEP coal-fired generating station along the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The Tanner’s Creek Power Plant ceased producing electricity in May 2015. Since then […]

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Groundwater Reports

Posted by: Guest Author
Posted: February 19, 2019
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Groundwater monitoring shows that where ever coal ash is stored without a protective liner under it, it contaminates the groundwater. The 2015 rule required the utilities to check groundwater under coal ash disposal sites. The first round of groundwater data […]

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Indiana Rule

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HEC is advocating for an Indiana rule on coal ash disposal that is protective of human health and the environment. Shortly after the EPA promulgated the 2015 CCR Rule (coal ash rule), the Indiana Environmental Rules Board adopted […]

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Federal Rule

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The federal rule on coal ash disposal should be protective of human health and the environment. Coal ash was exempt from most waste disposal laws until the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule (CCR Rule) in 2015. Since there were […]

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