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Coal Ash Expert to Keynote Indiana’s Largest Environmental Forum

Hoosier Environmental Council to Host Visionary Attorney Lisa Evans on November 14 INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Greening the Statehouse, Indiana’s largest annual gathering of environmental advocates, will be keynoted this year by Lisa Evans, viewed as America’s most influential advocate for coal ash protections. The event, which is annually organized by the Hoosier Environmental Council, will […]

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Exide Technologies Gets a Pass to Keep Polluting Muncie

Despite Calls from Elected Officials, Environmental and Health Groups, Feds Deny Requests for Added Protections from Lead Pollution MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization expressed disappointment about a federal decision not to add additional pollution controls and testing to a proposed settlement in a civil penalties case focused on Exide Technologies, a […]

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Sustainable Muncie Collaboration to Develop Maker’s Place

Cintas Building Site Purchased for Community Collaboration The Cintas building has a new owner. The building which sits adjacent to Muncie’s core downtown district is now owned and operated by Sustainable Muncie Corporation, a non-profit entity organized to focus on the economic development of Muncie. This Cintas program is focused to attract and support makers […]

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‘Dark Money’ Funded Climate Change Skeptics

 This article was originally posted in the Philanthropy Digest. $125 Million in ‘Dark Money’ Helped Fund Climate Change Skeptics MUNCIE, Indiana – BLOG – Conservative donors anonymously directed more than $125 million over three years to groups that deny climate science and are working to undermine the Obama administration’s climate change bill, the Guardian reports. […]

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Local Groups Urge EPA to Protect Watershed from CAFO’s

Regional Groups Urge U.S. EPA to address CAFO-related impacts to the Western Lake Erie Watershed Today, a coalition of 30 environmental, farm, grass-roots and other organizations sent the attached letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her to initiate urgent protective actions for Lake Erie, including declaring the western basin an impaired watershed. These […]

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Aids Outbreak Worsens Due to Governor Pence’s Weak Response

photo courtesy of MSNBC Advocates Call on Indiana Governor Pence and Legislature to Expand Syringe Exchange to Combat AIDS Outbreak Muncie, Indiana NEWS – In recent months HIV/AIDS infection rates have skyrocketed in rural Indiana, in large part because of the sharing of syringes used for the injection of the prescription painkiller Opana, heroin, and […]

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Culture Government

Mike Pence is Deeply Damaged Following RFRA

More than Seven in Ten Hoosiers Think Mike Pence Fight over RFRA Damaged Indiana Economy; Pence is Tied with Democrat John Gregg in Rematch WASHINGTON PRESS RELEASE– Governor Mike Pence finds himself deeply damaged following the fight over Indiana’s “religious refusal” bill that put LGBT Hoosiers at risk for discrimination, according to a brand new […]

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Indiana’s Right to Farm Proposal Threatens Waterways

Right to Farm Constitutional Proposal Threatens Indiana Lakes and Rivers (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) NEWS– The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization, is warning residents in Indiana’s lakeside communities about a sweeping measure moving through the Indiana General Assembly that could decrease their ability to protect the waterways they enjoy for recreation, drinking water and […]

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EPA’s Ruling on Coal Ash Hurts Hoosiers

EPA’s First-ever Coal Ash Rule Leaves Indiana Communities to Fend for Themselves Rule Leaves Major Gaps in Protection from Toxic Coal Ash WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued federal regulations for coal ash that had been delayed for over four years, but failed to fix major pollution problems from the disposal […]

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Your Professional Wardrobe: 5 Fashion Must-Haves for Success

MUNCIE, Indiana – Fall has been claiming fashion victims for several weeks now, and we don’t want you to be one of them, especially if you’re a recent grad who has just started her first “real” job. Add these five staples to your professional wardrobe, and you’ll be among the best-dressed ladies in the office. […]