HEC News Archive

2018 News Archive

Residents urge Little Calumet River Basin to block Maya Energy waste facility – NWI Times
Legal challenge has been filed against planned organic dairy – Newton County Enterprise
Indiana Environmental Groups Call For Federal Protection Of Lake Sturgeon – WFYI
Environmental group, developer planning Mounds Greenway trailhead – Herald Bulletin
IDEM wants to change the way you see air permit proposals, and the public is not happy – IndyStar
Hoosier Environmental Council cautions against proposed changes to EPA coal ash rule – NWI Times
How Trump can beat China without a trade war: Make America a renewable energy superpower – USA Today
County considers future hog farm regulation – StarPress
Environmental group urges residents living near electric plants to have private wells tested – NWI Times
Groups ask for hearing, more time to comment on proposed U.S. Steel settlement – NWI Times
Push for alternative 65/70 North Split design an example of expressways losing favor – Indiana Lawyer
New reports: Contaminants from coal ash at levels 40 times above safe drinking water standards – IndyStar
Clean Water Act: Coal ash pollution demands attention – Journal Gazette
Indiana lawmaker with history of receiving gifts from utilities, sponsoring utility-friendly legislation, now to join commission that regulates them – PV Magazine
Environmental Groups Warn of Dire Consequences From EPA Cut – WIBC
Hoosiers to DNR: ‘Stop the murder’ of bobcats, raccoons, coyotes and opossums – IndyStar
Coal Ash Ponds Responsible for Widespread Groundwater Contamination – WFHB
Gary residents speak out against proposed recycling facility: ‘We’re not trash’ – Chicago Tribune

CAFO hearing well attended – Newton County Enterprise
School, community plan meeting Thursday to voice opposition to Gary waste facility proposal – NWI Times
Senate committee votes down bill that would have relaxed local environmental rules – NUVO
Under-the-radar IEA Energy becomes big player in wind-farm construction – Indianapolis Business Journal
Bill Would Limit Local Regulation Of Private Property Logging – Indiana Public Media
Bill To Regulate Factory Farms Dead For 2018 Session – NPR
Tully: At Statehouse, environmental concerns can’t get a hearing – IndyStar
Effects of Trump solar tariff could put net metering back on the table – IndyStar
Bill Watch: Hoosier Lawmakers Tackle Environmental Issues – Public News Service
Confined animal feeding operations pose challenge – Greensburg Daily News
Hoosier Environmental Council Outlines 2018 Goals – WFYI
EPA gets earful at East Chicago public hearing, extends comment period for DuPont site cleanup – Northwest Indiana Times

2017 News Archive

Environmental advocates try to persuade Governor Holcomb to halt timber sale in Yellowwood’s backcountry – NUVO
‘We don’t own this earth’: The Biblical case for protecting the environment – IndyStar
NWI woman, group honored by Hoosier Environmental Council – Northwest Indiana Times
Where God meets green: Evangelical leader to headline environmental event – IndyStar
Environment issues unite, not divide us – Journal Gazette
228 Hoosier scientists to Holcomb: Stop the logging of Yellowwood – IndyStar
State a vital component of CAFO control – Journal Gazette
Indiana politicians got thousands in gifts while pushing solar policy – IndyStar
New Indiana solar law could cripple small businesses and customer savings – IndyStar
How many Hoosier homes, businesses would be flooded in Indiana during a coal ash spill? – IndyStar
Winners of the 2017 Paul M. Chase Memorial Prize Announced – Southside Times
Limited budgets force state parks to survive on user fees – WTHR
What should Hoosiers do about future water needs? – Herald Bulletin
Does Indy’s land use plan protect the city’s vulnerable communities? – IndyStar
Greening the Statehouse coming to 4-H fairgrounds – Flyer Group
Ride for Mounds lures more than 100 – Herald Bulletin
These toxic coal ash pits are leaking into Indiana’s waters – IndyStar
Update: Duke Energy Will Release Toxic Waste Safety Info – WFYI
Duke Energy slammed in citizen lawsuit for keeping catastrophic safety risks secret – Courier-Journal
Ask Renee: Greening the Statehouse – NUVO
Purdue swears it didn’t avoid the ‘F word’ in talking about new research center – WBAA – NPR
The scramble for solar is on! Hundreds go solar as discount program fizzles in Indiana – Courier-Journal
Fort Wayne mayor, others call for environmental help – wane.com
Public Officials, Environmental Advocates Talk Climate Change – WFYI
Residents cry foul at possible Superfund designation – and the state, feds listen – IndyStar
Residents question reported noncompliance at East Chicago toxic disposal site – Northwest Indiana Times
Lead-processing plant near Hammond’s Hessville section seeks air permit modification – Northwest Indiana Times
Climate report validates global warming warnings; Indiana experts weight in – Chicago Tribune
Change in approach to fighting Indiana factory-farm pollution – Public News Service
Environmentalists are calling on a state agency to reject Duke Energy’s coal ash storage plans in New Albany – News and Tribune
Bartholomew County CAFO neighbors win property tax cuts – NPR
Environmental groups miffed EPA chief doesn’t include them in visit to discuss Clean Water – IndyStar
10 nonprofits partner in $4.9 million initiative to protect, restore White River – IndyStar
Contaminants in Indy water raise some concern, new report shows – IndyStar
Hoosiers concerned about cleaning waterways over lowering taxes, poll says – Indy Star
Free CAFO workshop coming up in Columbus – The Republic
Creating next great chapter for Anderson – The Herald Bulletin
Indiana mayor says trail plan could help cities grow – Indianapolis Business Journal
Ask Renee: Saving greenspaces requires action — and sometimes it works – NUVO
EPA proposes rule to do away with waters of the U.S. – WFYI
Mayors Back Mounds Greenway – Inside Indiana Business
East Chicago residents seek time to comment on West Calumet demo – NWI Times
Hoosiers Split on Trump Decision to Abandon Paris Climate Accord – WFYI
Mayors pledge to take the lead on fighting climate change – Indy Star
Building confidence in environmental health – Tribune Star
Cleanup focuses on beautifying city – Herald Bulletin
Our Opinion: Coal Ash Oversight Essential – News & Tribune
Polluters Ask Trump Administration to Cut Safeguards for Nation’s No. 2 Toxic Pollution Threat – Earthjustice
Indiana slashes incentives for rooftop solar – Clean Technica
As EPA faces cuts, some say agency is good for Hoosiers, not ‘bad for business’ – Indy Star
Documents: U.S. Steel toxic leak 584 times allowable limit – NWI Times
Indiana Solar Overhaul Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk for Final Approval – PV-Tech
Indiana State Parks in Dire Need of Repairs, Environmental Groups Say – RTV-6
Guys & Gals Collecting Shoes to Aid Less Fortunate – The Batesville Herald Tribute
Net Metering Bill Moves Forward – Kokomo Perspective
Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, and CEO Jim Alling ’83 to Receive Honorary Degrees at May’s Commencement – DePauw University
CAFO Confusion: ‘Bad Legislation” is Best Left to Die in the Senate – The Journal Gazette
Watch 2 Bills That Will Damage Indiana’s Environment – The Times Sentinel
A Spring Greening Update on Environmental Legislation – NUVO
Indiana Groups React to Trump’s Executive Order on Clean Water Rule – Indiana Public Media
Guest Column: Inovateus Solar Opposes Senate Bill 309 – PV Magazine (an article by HEC Green Business, Inovateus Solar)
Solar Energy Bill Passes Indiana Senate Committee – WTHI TV
Hoosiers Speak Out Against Factory Farms – Public News Service
Residential, Commercial Sprawl Threatens Farmland – Rushville Republican
Hoosier Environmental Council Talks Policy – Lafayette Journal & Courier
Net metering bill would make Indiana an outlier on solar policy – Midwest Energy News
Pruitt’s Dangerous Vision for EPA – Courier-Journal
HEC sets 2017 legislative priorities for Indiana – NUVO
Bill alarms solar-power advocates – Indiana Business Journal
Hoosier Environmental Council Prepares for Change – Kokomo Perspective
Hoosiers encouraged to reduce their carbon footprints – The Herald Bulletin
Closing IPL’s toxic ponds could cost millions – Indianapolis Business Journal
Environmentalists hope to tie economy, conservation in 2017 session – WBAA

2016 News Archive

Indiana Environmentalist of the Year braces for uncertain energy future – South Bend Tribune
Tully: Fighting for the environment in the Trump era – Indianapolis Star
Indiana can continue environmental progress toward a green ’17 – Journal Gazette
Bi-partisan group concerned about coal ash impact on drinking water – The Indy Channel
Environmental activists gather in response to election – Indiana Public Media
Environmental council brings Hoosiers together to discuss sustainability – WLFI
Flint water crisis offers lesson to other communities – Public News Service
Greening the Statehouse draws huge crowd – The Times Sentinel
Hike offers a way to promote Mounds Greenway – The Herald Bulletin
Pence vetoes effort to limit environmental regs – Indianapolis Star
Our Opinion: Close the lid on canned hunts in Indiana – South Bend Tribune
Pence vetoes compromise environmental bill – The Indiana Lawyer
Opponents question fairness of ‘canned hunting’ in Indiana – South Bend Tribune
Bill bans cities from restricting plastic bags – RTV6
Legislative session ends with amendments to environmental bills – Indiana Daily Student
Indiana Lawmakers 2016 – Episode 8 – WFYI
‘No more stringent’ restrained – The Indiana Lawyer
Don’t hinder Indiana’s ability to ensure clean water – Indianapolis Star
Want to help Indiana? Then kill this bill – Indianapolis Star
Sickened By Smells, Retired Farmer Looks To Challenge Indiana’s Right To Farm Law – WFYI
Money, property are top greenway concerns – The Herald Bulletin
Exide rejects $31M clean air proposal – The Star Press