Tag Archives: IDEM

Rutter: Not much reason for Hoosiers to celebrate Earth Day

April 25, 2016 – by Dave Rutter in the Chicago Tribune We’ve celebrated Earth Day for 46 years to inspire ourselves, challenge old ideas and motivate people to take care of their planet. Sometimes it works. Sometimes no one really … Continue reading

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IDEM Commissioner, Tom Easterly, the ultimate friend of polluters announces his retirement

July 17, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Good Riddance, Tom Easterly Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Tom Easterly announced his retirement on July 16. He will leave the office August 28.  Easterly became known as a central global warming … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SECOND DAY of “Unhealthy” air but no alerts. A situation far too common in Evansville and we deserve better.

March 12, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor For the second day in a row, air quality in Evansville deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels and still no alerts. What goes here? Actually the level got all the way to 45.3µg/m3 at … Continue reading

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Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity

December 19, 2012- by e! Science News. Editors note: in 2012, data from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management indicated a total of six violations of the current 75 parts per billion Ozone standard.  Researchers in the Department of Health … Continue reading

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Indiana’s Environmental Chief Easterly advises coal utilities on delaying greenhouse rules.

December 13, 2012 – by PR Watch Staff at prwatch.org You’re probably familiar with the old “fox in the hen house” story, but what about when a hen joins the fox den?This is the case with the recent American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) … Continue reading

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Correspondence reveals deceit of Evansville’s supposed environmental protection regime

November 17, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yesterday we complained that Evansville’s air quality was unhealthy but that the monitor which is supposed to verify particulate air quality was conveniently out of service, supposedly for preventative maintenance. Shortly, after our … Continue reading

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Air quality in Evansville is atrocious but of course the official monitors are not working

November 16, 2012-by John Blair valleywatch.net editor Below is a picture I shot this morning of the atrocious air pollution in Evansville today, 11/16. It was basically the same yesterday as fine particles built up in the region. Unfortunately, IDEM … Continue reading

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Deal between environmentalists, state’s pollution regulators, steel mill raises questions

July 26, 2012-by Ryan Sabalow in the Indianapolis Star White-capped waves splashed along Lake Michigan’s sandy shoreline, where dozens of families played one recent afternoon in the summer sun. But just to the west, behind the bikinis, board shorts and … Continue reading

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EPA proposes new fine particle Annual Standard. Still unclear what that will mean to SW Indiana.

June 15, 2012-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor EPA proposed a strengthening of the annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particles, which depending on exactly how the rule is interpreted, could force much of the Ohio Valley, including southwest … Continue reading

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Is Indiana taking proper action against toxins in our waterways?

June 3, 2012-By Ryan Sabalow in Star Watch in the Indianapolis Star About a mile south of Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Tony Chao stood fishing one recent morning on the bank of the White River. A few feet … Continue reading

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