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  • Take Action to Restore the Clean Water Act
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • 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…

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IndyStar: Pence slams EPA clean-waters rule
Posted Oct 23, 2014

Gov. Mike Pence is not happy with a proposal that he says would vastly expand federal meddling in management of inland waterways. Thursday, the Republican governor and former congressman who is said to be mulling a presidential bid, sent out a statement decrying a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to redefine "Waters of the United States" in the Clean Water Act. Critics say the proposed rule would expand the EPA's reach into tributaries and wetlands that flow into larger... Read More »
Northwest Times of Indiana: Study says Indiana needs $10M for water planning
Posted Oct 20, 2014

PORTAGE | The author of a study on the link between water and Indiana's economy is calling on region environmental leaders to push for a state planner dedicated to turning the data into action. The perceived problem, he said, is the annual $10 million budget it would take to make it happen. "The political leaders right now realize this is important but don't know what to do and are afraid it will be labeled a tax," Jack Wittman, principal geoscientist for Bloomington's Intera Inc,... Read More »
NUVO: Celebrating Clean Water in Indiana
Posted Oct 17, 2014

Conservation groups in Indiana and around the nation are calling attention to the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, this Saturday. It's been 42 years since Congress voted to mandate clean water protections, and the Hoosier Environmental Council is among the groups backing an update proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the law. Staff attorney Kim Ferraro says recent court rulings have made it unclear whether the Clean Water Act covers... Read More »

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