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September 29, 2016

 

 Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are released when fossil fuels are burned for energy. They’re the planet warming emissions behind human-induced climate change.

Indiana Has More ‘Super Polluters’ Than Any Other State

Five coal plants in Indiana ranked in the top 100 for both toxic and greenhouse gas pollution — more than any other state.

September 28, 2016

 

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Clean Power Plan Would Impact Hoosier Energy, Jobs

The Clean Power Plan would require power plants nationwide to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

September 26, 2016

 

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Analyst: Holcomb Opposing Stream Protection Rule A Political Move

Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb is opposing a federal rule that would further protect waterways from the impacts of surface coal mining.

September 23, 2016

 

Starting in 1991, the Indiana State Department of Health began testing children for elevated blood lead levels. Results weren’t published until 1998, but between 1998 and 2008, the state found 275 children with elevated levels.

EPA Response To East Chicago Lead Typical For Soil Contamination

Thirty years after officials found high levels of lead and arsenic at an East Chicago lead smelting plant, clean-up has begun. Why did it take so long?

September 23, 2016

 

National Public Lands day is the largest single-day volunteering event for public lands.

State Parks Seek Volunteers For National Public Lands Day

Saturday is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Many state parks are free all day to encourage volunteering.

September 23, 2016

 

Previously-installed solar panels on Michael Mullett's home have generated almost 20 megawatt hours and 13.3 tons of carbon offset.

Solar Panel Installation Begins In Columbus

Aside from the 5 installations happening this month, an additional 11 people signed letters of intent to show their interest in purchasing solar panels.

September 21, 2016

 

Keesha Daniels hasn't found a new apartment yet, but she's already taken the decorations off the walls of her West Calumet home.

E. Chicago Residents Want More Time Moving From Lead-Tainted Homes

When the EPA reported high levels of lead and arsenic contamination in the soil, East Chicago officials decided to demolish the West Calumet housing complex.

September 19, 2016

 

A sign warns East Chicago residents not to play in lead-contaminated dirt.

East Chicago Residents Sue Local Officials Amid Lead Crisis

Many residents say they’re having trouble finding new housing after their housing complex was ordered demolished due to lead contamination.

September 19, 2016

 

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Indiana State Police Find Alligator Abandoned Along I-65

Police say the animal either fell or was thrown from a moving vehicle. The alligator died before animal control workers arrived.

September 19, 2016

 

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, along 15 miles of Lake Michigan.

BP Dumps More Pollutants Than Allowed Into Lake Michigan

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management could fine BP up to $25,000 for each violation.

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