Ryan Dvorak, D-South Bend, voted against amendment in 2011 and plans to vote against it this year.

The report cards are out, and it’s not looking good for Indiana lawmakers.  A new scorecard that grades Indiana legislators based on their votes in support of or against various environment-related bills has been released. In it, nearly two-thirds received a D or an F. Among them: the chairs of theContinue Reading

Indiana NAACP leaders decry education, environment bills in Statehouse | news

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Indiana steelmaker to pay $3 million after cyanide spill

More than two years after steelmaker ArcelorMittal spilled cyanide into a Northwest Indiana river — killing nearly 3,000 fish and shutting down public beaches on Lake Michigan as well as a drinking water facility — the company is finally having to pay.   Cleveland-Cliffs, which acquired ArcelorMittal in 2020, must pay $3 million asContinue Reading

Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Company and its Owners Plead Guilty to Violating Environmental and Worker Safety Laws Related to Workers’ 2015 Deaths | OPA

Cliffs Burns Harbor (Cleveland-Cliffs) has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and other laws, for an August 2019 discharge of ammonia and cyanide-laden wastewater into the East Branch of the Little Calumet River. The discharge, which led to fish kills in the river, also causedContinue Reading

Coal ash pond, Gallagher power plant, 2002.

The Biden administration is making its first significant move toward corralling lingering and widespread problems with toxic ash from coal-fired power plants, one of the nation’s most prominent environmental health legacies from more than a century of coal-fired electricity generation. The agency’s action could have major implications in states suchContinue Reading

Environmental laws up for debate at the Indiana Statehouse

Proposed legislation would allow veterans to get free admission at state parks, establish a climate action committee and dictate the way companies manage coal ash. INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers are convening at the statehouse for the 2022 legislative session and hearing bills that could soon become law.  Of those proposals, severalContinue Reading

Why Indiana can't ban plastic bags

We’ve all seen it: pictures of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest of five accumulations of trash floating in the world’s oceans. Located between California and Hawaii, the Great Pacific patch is twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France, according to scientists. Research estimatesContinue Reading

READI Submissions Completed - Inside INdiana Business

News Thursday, October 7th 2021, 12:46 PM EDT By Wes Mills, Content Manager (photo courtesy of the State of Indiana) INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says 17 regions representing Indiana’s 92 counties have submitted proposals for the $500 million Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative. Each regionContinue Reading