Tag Archives: Indiana

Spinning the truth on Leucadia’s Rockport SNG plant

February 18, 2013-by Kerwin Olson, Executive Director, Citizens Action Coalition The Indiana Senate Committee on Utilities is prepared to take a vote this week on SB510, the legislation intended to protect captive Hoosier gas ratepayers from the shenanigans of a Park Avenue … 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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Seasonal confusion reigns. But we can’t mention that climate change is happening in the tri-state.

December 3, 2012 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yes it is December and yes most honey bees disappear in late October but this year with November hurricanes and continuing drought encompassing much of the United States, it is clear … Continue reading

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Grist Magazine’s David Roberts explains climate change in a TED presentation

This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It features David Roberts of Grist, and short clips from around the web. Edited by @ryanlcooper. Find more of my stuff at http://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ … Continue reading

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Indiana Representatives, Carson and Visclosky score “A” while the rest of indiana Congressional delegation scores “F” on clean water protections on 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

October 18, 2012-Sierra Club press release Today the Sierra Club marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act by releasing a Clean Water Voting Record for the U.S. House of Representatives.  The online report card features an interactive map and issues letter … Continue reading

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Even on a “clear” day pollution abounds in Rockport, Indiana

October 14, 2012-by John Blair, valley watch.net editor. AEP’s Rockport power plant not only dominates the skyline in SW Indiana, it also makes clouds. A close inspection of this photo taken © October 12, 2012 by John Blair shows  several impacts … Continue reading

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If the Tri-State were a State, we would be 3rd in the release of toxic chemicals to the air, nationwide.

August 14, 2012 – Press Release of  Valley Watch, Inc. Last week, headlines in this region showed that Kentucky placed first and Indiana fourth in the release of toxic chemicals to our air from coal plants, according to a study … 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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Has Spring really Sprung or is it just simply climate change?

January 30, 2012-by John Blair, valley watch.net editor. Sure crocuses have bloomed in January before and mild weather has marked previous winters in the Tri-State, but it seems that everyone is talking these days bout the fact that even in … Continue reading

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New IURC Chair also had a really cozy relationship with Duke Energy execs according to emails

August 11, 2011-by John Russell in the Indianapolis Star  Indiana’s top utility regulator sent a private email last year to a top executive at Duke Energy Corp., recommending “confidentially, just between you and me” that the utility hire his personal choice as … Continue reading

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NRDC report: Indiana among nation’s worst power plant polluters

July 22, 2001 -by Linda Greene in the Bloomington Alternative. Indiana is the sixth worst state in the production of toxic industrial air pollution, surpassed by only Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Kentucky and Maryland. The assessment was made by the National … Continue reading

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Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois all among the 11 “Least Green States”

April 25, 2011-by 24/7 Wall Street. Editor’s note-The listing compiled was actually  from first greenest to the least greenest. Vermont occupies 1st place while Indiana came in a dubious 48th. Illinois ranked 44th and Kentucky 40th.     24/7 Wall … Continue reading

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