BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refineryPosted Mar 28, 2014
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the companyreported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.
It remains unclear how much oil spilled into the lake or how long the discharge continued. Workers at the refinery reported an oil sheen on the water about 4:30 p.m. Monday, and an official from the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency said the... Read More »
Study underway on Ind. water supply Posted Mar 28, 2014
After hearing experts testify at a legislative summer study committee about the need for a comprehensive understanding of Indiana's water supply and demand, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce decided to step up and get the job done.
The chamber last fall hired Jack Wittman, a hydrogeologist based in Bloomington, Ind., who has worked with water resource issues on a national scale, to survey Indiana's available information to help various stakeholders understand the state of... Read More »
Commentary: Indiana must plan for water protectionPosted Dec 13, 2013
Bordering Lake Michigan, Northwest Indiana is blessed with abundant water resources. Water accessibility promotes community health, stability and economic development. Unfortunately, not all parts of Indiana have this vital resource at their fingertips.
Since water is a limited resource, how do we best manage what we have?
The General Assembly’s Water Resources Study Committee, which I chair, is focused on water-related issues. What I have learned from expert testimony thus far is that... Read More »
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