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  • Indiana groups celebrate victory for waterways near Bear Run Coal Mine
    September 25 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – The State of Indiana has failed to comply…
  • Victory! Indiana Adopts New Water Quality Standards
    April 16 2012
    Victory! Thanks in part to advocacy from Hoosiers, Indiana just…
  • Bear Run Mine Could Be Putting Hoosiers At Risk
    January 12 2012
    Act: Tell IDEM to Properly Watchdog the Bear Run Coal Mine …
  • The Blue River Project
    December 29 2011
    The Blue River of southern Indiana rumbles and tumbles swiftly…
  • West Fork of the White River - A River Under Seige
    December 29 2011
    Act: Ask the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for…
  • Coal Plant Pollution in Turtle Creek Reservoir
    October 7 2011
    Joe Trotter says that these days, the fishing is dead…

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Indy Star: Projected water shortage prompts citizens to build new reservoir in Fishers
Posted Jun 24, 2015

Concerned by projections of a water shortage in Central Indiana by 2050, Citizens Energy Group announced plans Tuesday to build a new $20 million reservoir in Fishers. Citizens has bought an 88-acre former limestone quarry from Irving Materials west of Olio Road and on the south side of Geist Reservoir's northern end, spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple said. Citizens will fill the quarry with water over the next five years to create Citizens Reservoir. By 2020, the reservoir will hold 2.7 billion... Read More »
Fox 59: Environmental Protection Agency investigating Kokomo water contamination
Posted Jun 22, 2015

KOKOMO, IN (June 22, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency is working to identify the source of a dangerous pollutant in an underground plume that provides drinking water to 55,000 residents in Kokomo. The nearly 300-acre underground water source contains a manufactured chemical called vinyl chloride, according to testing performed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. “These are chronic contaminants that over a long period of time, if you consume them, they... Read More »
Public News Service: Groups suggest policies to address blue-green algae
Posted Jun 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – With summer getting underway, experts say blue-green algae fueled by nutrient pollution are certain to return to lakes and streams in Indiana. Kim Ferraro, water and agriculture policy director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, says while some forms of algae are good for the ecosystem, the blue-green kind can deplete oxygen in the water for aquatic life and turn toxic, such as the blue-green algae that's been plaguing Lake Erie – but Lake Erie isn't alone with... Read More »

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