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  • Indiana groups celebrate victory protecting local waterways and environment
    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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BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refinery
Posted 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 protection
Posted 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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