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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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Business Government

Mounds Lake Proposal Not Ready for a Commission

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Opponents of the Mounds Lake Reservoir breathed easier since the Delaware County Council chose not to vote on joining the Mounds Lake Commission during this weeks ordinary council meeting. From what we’ve been told, the lawyers are determining the actual consequences for Delaware County should they vote no, and clarifying what […]

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Community Wellness

Mounds Greenway a Viable Alternative to Mounds Reservoir

East Central Indiana NEWS – The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental policy organization, today renewed its call for establishment of the Mounds Greenway. The organization’s recommended plan would conserve the West Fork White River and provide sustainable economic opportunities for Anderson, Muncie and the communities in between. The Mounds Greenway would be a […]

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Government

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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Government

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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Culture

Environment Group Doesn’t Like Mounds Reservoir Proposal

Hoosier Environmental Council Calls for Alternative to Proposed Mounds Reservoir Cites High Damage of Controversial Project to Forests, Archeological Sites, Recreation, & Tourism (ANDERSON, IN)- The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental organization, is calling for an alternative to a plan to dam the West Fork White River in Anderson, which would create a […]

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Government

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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Government

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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Press Releases

CAFO Alert: HEC Hosting Workshop for Residents of Blackford, Jay & Randolph

Hoosier Environmental Council to Host Feb. 22nd Workshop to Help Residents Address CAFO Air and Water Concerns in Blackford, Jay, and Randolph Counties Hartford City, IN – There are a number of confined feeding operations (CAFOs/CFOs) in eastern Indiana, especially within Jay, Randolph, and Blackford counties.  These confined feeding operations are raising serious concerns for […]

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Government

Environment: Proposed Bill (HB1143) Weakens Executive Branch

Proposed Legislation Undermines State’s Ability to Solve Problems Indianapolis, Indiana – In our less attentive moments, we may look upon Indiana’s air and water quality with a bit of indifference: “The sky looks clear. My tap water seems okay. All seems fine with our environment.” But then we’re shaken by news that 300,000 West Virginians, […]