By Tim Maloney There’s been a lot of talk about all the new highway miles being built by Indiana’s major moves program. Despite this record road spending (nearly $11 billion over 10 years), much of our transportation infrastructure still goes wanting. Take our state and local bridges for example—4,003 are considered “deficient” by the Federal […]

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In the midst of major flooding along the Wabash River, East and West Forks of the White River, and the Ohio River, the state of Indiana is poised to begin construction of an I-69 crossing over the East Fork White River which will worsen flooding on about 6,000 acres of floodplain land including very productive […]

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On Friday, the Hoosier Environmental Council filed a request for administrative review with the Natural Resources Commission seeking to overturn a Department of Natural Resources permit issued for the I-69 Evansville to Indianapolis highway project. The permit authorizes the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to build a four-lane bridge and place fill material in the […]

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By Steven Meyer Several Indiana counties, including Gibson and Daviess, are under flood warnings as significant stream and river flooding is expected over the next few days.  Above average rainfall has combined with melting snow to create earlier than normal spring flooding across Southwest Indiana.  Today, flooding forced local officials to close State Road 257 […]

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Yesterday, HEC and our partners filed a complaint requesting that the federal court invalidate an Army Corps of Engineers permit issued for the I-69 Evansville-to-Indianapolis highway project. The permit, required by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, authorized the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to destroy valuable natural resources by rerouting streams and filling […]

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By Tim Maloney It was an inspiring time last week as our work on I-69 led to significant victories. On Friday morning, by a unanimous vote, the Monroe County Commissioners defied behind the scenes pressure from INDOT and adopted a strongly worded resolution opposing I-69’s construction in Monroe County. This vote came the morning after […]

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