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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‚Äôs 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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Food/Drink Government

Industrial Farms, Water, Money vs Public Health

Part One of a Series of Articles on CAFOs – Industrial Farms, 2014 Muncie, IN (NEWS)– In case you missed it, our neighbors to the Northeast experienced a shock and an inconvenience when they were told to avoid drinking their city’s water. Ohio’s republican governor, John Kasich, had to declare a state of emergency so […]

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Culture

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 […]

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Business

Indiana Legislation Favors CAFO’s

Over the past year, Muncie Voice has printed several stories about the abusive practices of CAFO’s and how Indiana legislators seemingly partner with Big Ag by silently bringing these entities into our state, providing them with financial incentives funded by taxpayers, and then protecting them with legislation written by elected officials who either own CAFO’s […]

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Government

Environmental Partners Concerned Over Proposed IN Pipeline

(Enbridge worker skims oil off Kalamazoo Oil Spill) Laporte, Indiana – The Hoosier Environmental Council along with several environmental partners testified at an Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hearing in LaPorte today, saying they are greatly concerned about the potential impact on water quality, vital habitat, and public health in Northwest Indiana of an […]

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Government

Feds Let Industry Pollute Water Supply

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublic Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation’s drinking water. In many cases, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions in […]