Posts tagged Hoosier Environmental Council

May 6, 2014

 

Duke Energy's Gibson plant

Environmentalists Call For More Coal Ash Pond Regulations

A report from the Hoosier Environmental Council identifies spills and contamination caused by coal ash ponds in the state.

September 27, 2013

 

Amtrak train on tracks.

Should Indiana Spend More On Alternative Transportation?

The state is reviewing its options for keeping the Amtrak line from Chicago to Indianapolis running after federal funding runs out October 1.

September 27, 2013

 

solar panels

Environmentalists Pitch Climate Change Fixes To Businesses

The Hoosier Environmental Council is trying to convince conservative business owners that implementing climate change solutions is good for business.

September 18, 2013

 

Dan Coats

Senator Coats Blames EPA For Power Plant Shutdown

American Electric Power announced this week it will fully shutdown its Tanners Creek coal-fueled facility in Lawrenceburg by 2015.

July 31, 2013

 

otters

Group Opposes Proposed Coal Mine Near Patoka Wildlife Refuge

An Evansville-based coal company plans to create a new surface mine in southwestern Indiana near the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge.

May 29, 2013

 

power plant

Governor Asks President To Reject EPA CO2 Emission Standards

The governor says the new standards would damage the state’s energy future.

November 19, 2012

 

I-69

INDOT: I-69 Exceeds Federal Mitigation Standards

Around 300 acres of forests and wetlands were destroyed during I-69 construction but INDOT says it will replenish land on a 3:1 ratio.

October 17, 2012

 

Manure Lagoons

Indiana Hog Farmer Fined For Water Contamination

An environmental group says the fines are not harsh enough, but IIDEM says its penalties for water quality contamination are stricter than federal regulations.

September 14, 2012

 

shale well

Indiana DNR Mandates Companies To Report Fracking Chemicals

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is collecting information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

July 30, 2012

 

Amtrak train

High Speed Rail Meetings Kick Off This Week

The Hoosier Environmental Council wants to see progress in bringing high speed passenger rail to Indiana.

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