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What’s the Real Costs/Benefits of Dirty Energy Sources in Indiana?

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS- All the good news coming from SCOTUS over the past week has caused social media to explode with Hoosiers supporting Same-Sex Marriage and the Affordable Care Act. Buried beneath the good news was Governor Mike Pence’s letter to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and later SCOTUS’ ruling against the EPA. According to […]

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Senator Dan Coats: Hoosiers Cannot Afford Him

(photo courtesy of www.lakeshorpublicmedia.com) MUNCIE, Indiana – Corporate lobbyist by day, republican senator by night, Dan Coats did not fail to produce a fine piece of propaganda to send to interested constituents about President Obama’s executive order to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking a 30% reduction of carbon emissions by the year 2030. First we […]

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Gov. Mike Pence Grandstanding Doesn’t Disappoint

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – As we expected, Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday he will use “everything at his disposal” to oppose new proposed federal regulations seeking to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. This means he’ll get millions of dollars from the coal industry – the Koch brothers will prepare more phony research from […]

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Environmental Report Shows Coal Ash Waste a Danger to Hoosiers

New Environmental Report Shows Coal Ash Waste in Downtown Indianapolis, Other Sites Statewide a Threat to Drinking Water Safety (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – NEWS The Hoosier Environmental Council has released a report showing new data about coal ash pollution that is threatening public health and environmental safety in Indianapolis in and around the Indianapolis Power and […]

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Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale. While the findings are far from conclusive, the study provides further evidence tying fracking to arsenic contamination. An […]

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Sequestration Update – Who’s Feeling the Pain

Everything We Know About What’s Happened Under Sequestration When the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt faced cancellation this year due to the package of mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, the National Park Service kicked into high gear. It rescued the event — held since 1878 — with money from “corporate sponsors and the […]

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Business

Texas Fertilizer Plant Lacked Regulatory Oversight

What Went Wrong in West, Texas — and Where Were the Regulators? Photo by www,businessinsider. A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded. Here’s what we do know: The […]

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EPA Reverses Stance on Drinking Water Pollution

After a Powerful Lobbyist Intervenes, EPA Reverses Stance on Polluting Texas County’s Water When Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed as if the Environmental Protection Agency would stand in its way. To get the ore out of the ground, the company needed a permit […]

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Cook Organic, Not the Planet

Cook Organic, Not the Planet By Alexis Baden-Mayer and Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association, February 7, 2013 For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s Organic Transitions page, Agriculture and Climate page and our CAFOs vs. Free Range page What if there were an inexpensive technology that could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up […]