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Monday, March 31, 2014

Environment - More on: "Fish farm plans $30 million expansion: But neighbors raising a stink"

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 26th, the Muncie Star-Press reported March 28th in a story that begins:MUNCIE — The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Environment - "McDonald's, Target drop egg supplier Sparboe Farms"

Last evening WTHR 13 Indy posted this very long AP story last evening. Some quotes:MINNEAPOLIS - McDonald's and Target dropped...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Environment - Coal and nuclear power

Ran across two items of interest today:Dirty Coal, Clean Future, by James Fallows, Dec. 2010, The Atlantic. Nuclear Power Plant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Environment - "Wind turbines can bring financial windfall: Landowners' support necessary for project to move forward

Diane Krieger Spivak reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune on wind turbines; here are some quotes from the lengthy and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Environment - "Lock closure costs exaggerated"

John Flesher of the AP reported yesterday in a story carried by the Washington Post that begins:TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Environment - Still more on "Indiana county's fertilizer ban rejected"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14, 2010, Austin Considine has this story dated Feb. 16th in NUVO ("Indy's alternative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Environment - "Environmentalists divided over wind farm, endangered bats"

An earlier ILB entry on wind turbines and the Indiana bat was: "Indiana bat endangered by wind farms?" from June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Environment - IDEM enforcement during the Daniels' adminisration

A companion-piece to her story yesterday on IDEM permits during the Daniels' administration is today's story by Gitte Laasby of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Environment - More on efforts to reopen Mitchell Generating Plant

In this entry yesterday, the ILB quoted from a NWI Times story that:The state's top environmental regulator has told NIPSCO...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Environment - Another view on ethanol [Updated]

An earlier ILB entry today cited a NY Times story about how the demands of new ethanol distilleries is driving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Environment - Another Mallard Lake decision

The Anderson Herald Bulletin has a report today by Justin Schneider:A ruling by Michael D. Keele, a judge in Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - Dunes Inn idea is a bust - no bids received; more

The Gary Post-Tribune reports today, in a story by Diane Krieger Spivak:It looks like private investors won’t be building a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 01, 2006

Monday, February 13, 2006

Environment - Cleanup of former Indiana Army Ammunition Plant underway in Clark County

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today, in a story by Alex Davis:The first phase of a $53 million environmental cleanup...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday, October 03, 2005

Environment - Indianapolis sewers rates and water quality in the headlines

"Sewer rate may nearly double: Mayor to propose $435 million fix for system" is the headline to a front-page story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 03, 2005

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Indiana Law/Environment - Lawmakers to address environment

"Lawmakers to address environment" is the headline to an informative AP story by Rick Callahan, that appears in the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 09, 2005

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Environment - Construction runoff the focus of several Courier-Journal stories today

"MSD slow to stop construction runoff muddying waterways: Agency defends methods, and results," is the headline to the lead story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 24, 2004

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Environment - More EPA CWA violations at dairy farms reported

At the beginning of October the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported "EPA cites five Ohio dairies for violations." Read the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 23, 2004

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Environment - Non-native species in Lake Michigan

"No snakeheads, but other critters surface" is the headline to this story in the Chicago Tribune this morning. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Environment - Mandatory septic system inspections

"Floyd closer to mandatory septic system inspections" is the headline to this story today in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Monday, October 18, 2004

Environment - Stories today

"Environmental issues get little attention: Presidential campaign is dominated by Iraq war and struggling economy" is the headline to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2004

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Environment - Barrel and drum recycler allegedly abandons site

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported yesterday, in a story headlined "Thousands of industrial barrels found: EPA cleans up abandoned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 17, 2004

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Environment - 2004 Indiana Environmental Statutes

In answer to recent inquiries, I still have a number of copies of the handy, soft cover, 546-page 2004 Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 16, 2004

Friday, October 15, 2004

Environment - Odor in New York City too!

The ILB has pointed to a number of stories about odor problems in Indiana, from both farms and industrial plants....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 15, 2004

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Environment - Recent stories

"Hog-farm trespass conviction upheld" is the headline to this story today in the Muncie Star-Press. The report is apparently about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2004

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Environment - Report criticizes feds enforcement efforts

"Group Says Bush Easy on Polluters: Government lawsuits against violators have dropped sharply, critics complain. The EPA says it is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Environment - Indianapolis Star presses for debate on environmental issues

In an editorial today, the Indianapolis Star states:Our position is: Environmental issues that affect the health, quality of life and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Monday, October 11, 2004

Environment - Stories today

A front-page, above-the-fold story today in the Indianapolis Star today by Star environmental reporter Tammy Webber focuses on the role...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 11, 2004

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Environment - Coal ash is an issue again, this time in Marion County

"Critics: IPL's plan to use ash as fill is risky: Utility disputes the charge that putting coal ash in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Environment - Stories today

"Dairy CAFO permit contested" reports the headline to this story in the Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:WINCHESTER - Members of Environmentally...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Environment - Stories this weekend

The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette has a really excellent (and lengthy) piece today on the conflict between pollution and economics,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 03, 2004

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Environment - CWA, plus a number of air stories

"EPA cites five Ohio dairies for violations" was the headline to this story yesterday in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 02, 2004

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Environment - More on Governor Kernan's plan

"Kernan announces new electronic service to streamline environmental permitting process" is the headline to this press release issued today from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2004

Environment - Stories today

"Another dairy CAFO, another fight" is the headline to this lengthy story today in the Muncie StarPress. Some quotes:HARTFORD CITY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2004

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Environment - More on private sewage treatment plants

Updating our September 20th entry on private sewage treatment plants (2nd item) is a report today in the Louisville C-J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Environment - More on Gov. Kernan's plan

A story in the Indianapolis Star today by reporter Tammy Webber looks "behind the curtain" at Governor Kernan's new plan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Environment - Returning a 7,000-acre Illinois farm to swampland

"Future of Illinois Farm May Lie in Swampy Past" was the headline to this story published yesterday in the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Monday, September 27, 2004

Environment - Governor Kernan proposes reorganization

In a proposal for the reorganization of state government announced today, Indiana Governor Kernan has proposed nine cabinet offices, including...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2004

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

"Well contamination may cost Martinsville $6 million" is the headline of this story in the Mooresville/Decatur Times, following up on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 26, 2004

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Environment - State OK's Randolph County dairy CAFO

"State OK's Randolph County dairy CAFO" is the headline to this story in the Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:WINCHESTER - Five...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 25, 2004

Friday, September 24, 2004

Environment - Odor, odor everywhere

"Portage plant blamed for odor" is the headline to this story today in the Gary Post Tribune that reports: OGDEN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2004

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Environment - Cormorant comeback: Too much of a good thing?

"Protected bird makes a comeback: But some see cormorant as more of a nuisance," is the headline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2004

Monday, September 20, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Medical Waste. The lead to a story today in the Gary Post Tribune reads:Gov. Joe Kernan gave his word Sunday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2004

Friday, September 17, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

"County may sue state on landfill" is the headline to this story today in the Gary Post Tribune, that begins:CROWN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Environment - Frustrated by IDEM, Berne finds assistance elsewhere

"Frustrated by IDEM, Berne finds assistance elsewhere" is the headline to this story today in the Decatur Daily Democrat that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Environment - Confusion about citizen rulemaking petitions

I'm confused after reading two editorials about the citizen mercury proposal pending before the Indiana air board, and a letter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Environment - Blagojevich targets medical incinerators

"Blagojevich targets medical incinerators: Burning banned at Evanston Hospital" is the headline to this lengthy story today in the Chicago...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Environment - Ordinance requires builders to set aside open space

"Compromise on open space law: Developers required to set aside land at residential sites" is the headline to this 9/9/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Environment - Recent Indiana stories

"Superfund cleanup almost complete" is the headline to this story in the Munster Times on the project at Amercian Chemical...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 05, 2004

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Environment - Cinergy's planned environmental construction program

A press release from Cinergy today announces:CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2004--Cinergy Corp.'s (NYSE:CIN) operating companies, The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2004

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Environment - Indiana air board meeting turns contentious today

The Indiana Air Pollution Control Board meeting had some fireworks this afternoon over a Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) petition for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Environment - Indiana wetlands

"Wetland to strain citys stormwater" is the poorly-worded headline to this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Apparently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Monday, August 30, 2004

Environment/Economic Development - Agriculture in the Gubernatorial Campaign

"Daniels proposes to double Indiana's livestock population" is the headline today to this story today in the Muncie StarPress. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2004

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Environment - In depth look at Gibson Power Plant Problems

The Chicago Tribune today has a lengthy story on the Gibson coal-fired generating station air pollution problems, which are affecting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 29, 2004

Friday, August 27, 2004

Environment - Disclosing contingent liabilities under Sarbanes-Oxley

Findlaw.com has an article today titled "Disclosing Contingent Environmental Liabilities: Navigating In A New Environment." The intro:The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2004

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Environment - Gibson Generating Plant Multi-Jurisdictional Issues

The is the continuing story of the Gibson Generating Station, located in Owenville, Indiana (Gibson County), across the line from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Stormwater. The Muncie StarPress reported here yesterday, in a story headlined "Storm water cleanup plan deadline nearing":MUNCIE - Delaware County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Environment - Two important editorials

This sensible economic development / environment editorial appeared in the Saturday Indianapolis Star. It begins: "Our position is: Questions of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 22, 2004

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

$56 Million Settlement. There are a number of stories today on the Grand Calumet River cleanup in NW Indiana:"Companies to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 21, 2004

Friday, August 20, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Water Quality. An interesting story Thursday in the Fort Wayne News Sentinel reported:For years, public-health officials and environmental regulators have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2004

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Environment - Major settlement to be announced tomorrow

The Munster Times reports today, in a story headlined "Industries to pay millions to clean Grand Cal: EPA settlement to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2004

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Power Plants. This story today in the Louisville Courier-Journal reports:New controls on coal-fired power plants, including some operated by LG&E...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Monday, August 16, 2004

Environment - Lack of Superfund Money Threatens Cleanups

The NY Times today, in a story titled "Polluted Sites Could Face Shortage of Cleanup Money," reports:With about six weeks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2004

Friday, August 13, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Wetlands. Yesterday I reported on a Washington Post story about an new report charging "The administration has allowed developers to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 13, 2004

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Environment - Recent stories

Air pollution. The Evansville Courier&Press has an editorial today on the Mount Carmel (Illinois) / (Indiana) Gibson Generating Plant situation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 12, 2004

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Environment - Update on Michigan "mining the dunes" case

On Oct. 13, 2003 the Indiana Law Blog posted this entry about a citizens' suit in Michigan over a permit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Environment - Brochure warns about smells of country living

"Country living can awaken one's sense of smell" is the headline of this story from the Toledo Blade. Some quotes:WAUSEON...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Monday, August 09, 2004

Environment - Focus on coal

The New York Times is running a major front-page story on coal today. It fills the entire jump page. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2004

Environment - Recent stories

Stormwater. "Stormwater rules, costs stumping town officials: Towns scrambling to meet November deadline." is the headline of this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2004

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Odor. Two stories today (use search box at right to find earlier stories) about the odor problem in New Castle....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2004

Monday, August 02, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Confined feeding. The Cleveland Plain Dealer had a very long story Sunday headlined: "Big farms, big problems? Manure from large-scale...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2004

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Environment - Wetlands: Rapanos litigation continues

In U.S. v. Rapanos (7/26/04), a panel of the 6th Circuit last week affirmed the district court's findings and conclusions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 31, 2004

Friday, July 30, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Mercury. This story in the Indianapolis Star today is headlined: "Group demands action on pollution: State board, petitioned nearly 2...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2004

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Environment - IDEM Copying Charges

Remember the entry Monday quoting from a story about IDEM charging $1.00 per page for copies? I checked with IDEM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2004

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Environment - Two stories today

Wetlands. An interesting story today about Ritchey Woods, the newly obtained nature preserve given to the town of Fishers by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Environment - Environmental Stories Today

Lake Michigan Shoreline. The Gary Post Tribune reports today, in a story headlined: "Purchase of steel mill lakefront land first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Monday, July 26, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Gibson Station. Here is a Princeton Daily Clarion story on the problems with the Cinergy plant, that we last noted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2004

Friday, July 23, 2004

Environment - Environmental Stories Today

State Attorneys General. This interesting story from the Christian Science Monitor, headlined "New environmental cops: state attorneys general," begins:NEW YORK...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2004

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Environment - News today

Andy Knott. The Evansville Courier&Press reports in a story today:Andy Knott, a voice for the environment and opponent to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Monday, July 19, 2004

Environment - Indianapolis switch from septics to sewers

Yesterday's (Sunday's) Indianapolis Star had a neighborhood opinion piece on the "Burdensome switch from septic to sewer." Some quotes:Indianapolis is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 19, 2004

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Environment - EPA "significantly overstated the environmental achievements" re Chesapeake Bay cleanup

"Bay Pollution Progress Overstated: Government Program's Computer Model Proved Too Optimistic" is the headline to this page one story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 18, 2004

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Environment - More on the Great Lakes Suit

Yesterday the Indiana Law Blog quoted from a story reporting that "Seven Great Lakes states launched a two-pronged, legal effort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 17, 2004

Friday, July 16, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Wetlands. "Miffed wetlands owner halts talks" is the headline to this story posted on the IndyStar site this afternoon. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2004

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Landfill. "Trash hits the road: With landfill closing, costs likely to increase for residents," is the headline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2004

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Environment - Illegal dumping in the news today

First, there is this incredible story in the Chicago Tribune about illegal dumps in Harvey Illinois, that begins:By nature, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Monday, July 12, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

"EPA cites Indiana power plant" reports this AP story, just posted on the Indianapolis Star site. Some quotes:CHICAGO -- U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2004

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Environment - The other side of stormwater requirements

This story in the Linton Daily Citizen gives a glimpse of how rural communities may perceive state-mandated environmental requirements:[District 45...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2004

Environment - W Va. federal judge rejects nationwide permit for mountaintop mining

"Federal Judge Rejects Process for Approval of Mining" is the headline of this story today in the NY Times. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2004

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Goosepond (or Goose Pond). Stories today here in the Indianapolis Star and here in the Linton Daily Citizen discuss the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 08, 2004

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Environment - More on Hog Farns

Following on our July 5th entry, which included stories about hog farms in Iowa and Nebraska, is this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Environment - More stories today

Lead Paint. Real Estate News reports here today that "Federal Government Settles Cases Against Minnesota Landlords." Some quotes:RISMEDIA, July 6-Federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Clean Air Act. The Indianapolis Star reports today that "Pollution probe of asphalt industry widens to Indiana." The lead:COLUMBUS, OHIO...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Monday, July 05, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Danger of Goldfish. An interesting story in the Gary Post-Tribune today reports on how goldfish can damage a lake's fish...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 05, 2004

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Environment - Chicago's Top Ten List of "Worst Smells"

Even though it is a Chicago list, Indiana Steel Mills made #10:As executive director of the Lake County (Ind.) Solid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2004

Indiana Law - DNA used to nab tree poacher

"DNA test catches tree poachers" is the headline to this AP story on the Indianapolis Star website this afternoon. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

"Tiny particles can pose big risks: Air pollutants can have same effect as living with smoker," is the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2004

Friday, July 02, 2004

Environment - Recent Stories

Wetlands. "Chicago may swap wetlands" was the headline to a story Tuesday in the Chicago Tribune about how "The planned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2004

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Environment - Fine Particle (PM 2.5) Designations; Other Air Stories

This from Barnes & Thornburg re the recent US EPA PM 2.5 designations:On June 29, 2004, EPA announced its proposed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2004

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Martinsville Cleanup. "Workers begin toxic cleanup in Martinsville: Environmental company's project to decontaminate soil, water polluted by dry-cleaning solvent could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Monday, June 28, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Wetlands. "Owner seeks development at old tannery: Potential seen in New Albany wetland" is the headline to this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2004

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Environment - Sunday Indianapolis Star editoralizes

"State's environmental record should be an issue in governor's race, but it's not," is today's lead editorial in the Sunday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 27, 2004

Friday, June 25, 2004

Environment - Environmental Stories Today

"Keramida Environmental acquires Heritage unit" is the headline to this story today on the Indianapolis Star website: "Keramida Environmental has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 25, 2004

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Environment - Stories today

Waste water. The Terre Haute Tribune Star is reporting here:Starting Jan. 1, 2005, Terre Haute will resume management of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 24, 2004

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Clean Air Act. "Hammond firm faces pollution violations" reports the Gary Post Tribune today in this story about Jupiter Aluminum...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Environment - Stories Today

Groundwater contamination. "Dangerous neglect of water pollutants," is the headline to this editorial today in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:Our...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Monday, June 21, 2004

Environment - 2004 Indiana Environmental Statutes

EIS is going ahead with the publication of the 2004 Indiana Environmental Statutes, having received enough pre-orders to meet the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 21, 2004

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Environment - Rose Acre Farms proposes egg farm in North Carolina

The Washington Daily News has an interesting story today about Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms' plans to built a four-million-bird egg-laying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 20, 2004

Environment - Infrastructure problems perhaps doomed 13th century Angkor

"Ecology, Infrastructure Could Have Led to Angkor's Demise: Researchers think reservoirs and canals silted up as the city's population grew,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 20, 2004

Environment - Martinsville's water supply contaminated by drycleaning solvents

The lead story on the front page of the Sunday Indianapolis Star has this headline: "Toxin to cost Martinsville millions:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 20, 2004

Friday, June 18, 2004

Environment - A Second Wetlands Replacement Story Today

This story today in the Washington Post reports that "A wetland restored to its Civil War-era condition was on public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2004

Environment - Probable Wetlands Violation in NW Indiana Reported

The Gary Post-Tribune reports today: CROWN POINT Months after developer Robert Stiglich was fined for damaging wetlands near his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2004

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Environment - Several Indiana stories today

Brownfields. Another story today about the grants Indiana communities will receive from US EPA for brownfields cleanup, this one in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Environment; Economic Development - Coal Market Up

A lengthly story in the June 16th NY Times is headlined "Coal Market Zooms In on Mines in Colorado," reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Law - Nebraska Court Awards Damages to Hog Farm Neighbors

This AP story, headlined "Nebraska appeals court says residents near hog farms deserve to be paid damages," reports:LINCOLN, Neb. ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Environment; Economic Development - Several Indiana stories today

"Chamber, Farm Bureau oppose bill capping greenhouses gases" is the headline to a story in the Munster Times, that reports:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Economic Development; Environment - State Official Promises "One-Stop Permitting" and More

"State measure addresses ozone rules" is the headline of this story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Environment - Plan to Reclaim Lake Michigan Shore Moves Forward

"Lakeshore plan starts to flow: Chicago firm to head Marquette Greenway Plan study team," is the report today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Environment - Ford waste disposal site still contaminated after coming off the Superfund list in 1994

The NY Region section of the NY Times today has this story of a site near Mahwah, New Jersey "where...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 13, 2004

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Environment - Ronald Reagan's Environmental Legacy

NPR is advertising this feature on this afternoon's All Things Considered:Ronald Reagan once said, "a tree is a tree, how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2004

Environment - Sage grouse endangered in west

The LA Times headline is "Bird's Fate Tied to Future of Drilling: Sage grouse are dying off in the prairies....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2004

Environment - A number of stories today

The Louisville Courier-Journal has a major story based on a review of "risk-management plans filed by the companies with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2004

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Environment - NW indiana residents, Lake Station, and Gary Sanitary District appeal Hobart sewage plant permit issuance

As reported today in the Munster Times:The Indiana Department of Environmental Management approved the issuance of a discharge permit April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Monday, June 07, 2004

Environment - Arizona's Navajo and Hopi Tribes Battle for Water

The LA Times Sunday magazine yesterday featured a long and very compelling story with this headline: "Gathering Clouds - Arizona's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 07, 2004

Friday, June 04, 2004

Environment - 6th Circuit upholds EPA redesignation of Cleveland

The 6th Circuit yesterday, in the case of Greenbaum v. US EPA, upheld the EPAs redesignation of Cuyahoga County, Ohio...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 04, 2004

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Environment - Emission standards for livestock producers

"E.P.A. Nears Pact on Waste by Processors of Livestock" is the headline to this story today in the NY Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2004

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Environment - Is there a better way for locating landfills in Indiana?

That is the question asked in an editorial today in the Munster Times. The lead:In Indiana, landfills go through a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Environment - An economic perspective of environmental law and policy

Available online as a pdf download is the 95-page chapter titled "Environmental Law and Policy" from the forthcoming Handbook of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 29, 2004

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Environment - Indiana-related stories today

Landfills. "Judge upholds rejection of local landfill: Attorney for county board of zoning appeals says ruling supports local control." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Economic Development - Shipping iron ore to China

NPR had a promo this morning for a story to be broadcast this afternoon about China's booming economy and how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Environment - A number of stories today

I've read a number of interesting enviromental stories today, some of national import, and some of state or local interest....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Friday, May 21, 2004

Environment - EPA Relied on Industry for Plywood Plant Pollution Rule

"EPA Relied on Industry for Plywood Plant Pollution Rule" is the headline to a very long story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2004

Environment - Citizens Gas & Coke Title 5 air permit up for review; public comment period extended

This IDEM press release announced a public hearing for Monday, May 17th. Note that the link to IDEM air permits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2004

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Environment - Slater Steel Agreement Documents

"Cap proposed to Fort Wayne Steel Mill's Environmental Costs" was the title to an Indiana Law Blog entry posted Feb....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2004

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Environment - Three interesting Indiana -related stories today

"State still seeking money to buy Greene County wetland," is the headline to this AP story today. Some quotes:LINTON, IND....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Environment - More on Chicago's successful plan to import downstate mud

In April the Indiana Law Blog posted this entry titled "Inspired solution helps both Chicago and East Peoria," based on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Environment - Did EPA Rule on Hazardous Waste Favor Ohio Businessman Who Is a Big GOP Donor?

"Fundraiser Denies Link Between Money, Access ," is the title of this very long story yesterday in the Washington Post....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Environment - Wetlands violator faces prison

As reported here in the Indiana Law Blog, on April 5, 2004 the U.S. Supreme Court denied three wetlands appeals,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Monday, May 17, 2004

Environment - Indiana Ahead of Illinois in Obtaining Shoreland Grants

This story in the Chicago Tribune today, headlined "Illinois missing out on grants: State shuns U.S. shoreline funds," reports:Illinois is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 17, 2004

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Environment - Poisonous atmosphere in Greene County Courthouse

WTHI, ActionNews10, Terre Haute, is reporting today that:An attempt to get the lead out of a southern Indiana courthouse winds...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 15, 2004

Friday, May 14, 2004

Environment - Coal ash editorial; open burning issues

Coal ash. "Clearer rules needed on coal ash dumping," is the lead editorial today in the Indianapolis Star. Open burning....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2004

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Environment - Two (now three) interesting Indiana stories

Here are two interesting Indiana environment stories I didn't have a chance to post yesterday. Open burning. From the Linton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Environment - An Indiana Department of Agriculture?

This editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette argues against the recent Indiana Farm Bureau proposal to create a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 08, 2004

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Environment - Reclaiming Indiana's Lake Michigan Shore

"Shoreline reclamation project advances - LAKE/PORTER COUNTIES: State, local officials pledge money as blueprints are prepared for 2005," is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Environment - Clean air actions

As reported here in the NY Times today, the Supreme Court yesterday:refused to hear an appeal by the federal government...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Environment - More (kind of) on the 500 barrels of hazardous waste story

Yesterday, May 1, the Gary Post Tribune published an update to the "500 barrels of hazardous waste buried near Lowell"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 02, 2004

Friday, April 30, 2004

Environment - Update to 500 barrels of waste story

Updating yesterday's entry - "500 barrels of hazardous waste found" - is this story today in the Munster Times headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2004

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Environment - Two items in today's Indiana papers

Coal Ash. The Evansville Courier-Press has a lengthy editorial today on coal ash that covers the history of the issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 29, 2004

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Environment - Falcon chicks hatch

As this story reports this morning in the Indianapolis Star:Under the gaze of thousands of Internet watchers, the peregrine falcon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Environment - Disposal of coal ash in strip mines questioned

"EPA will review coal ash disposal: Southwest Indiana residents ask agency to rule on putting waste back into mines," is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 25, 2004

Friday, April 23, 2004

Environment - Inspired solution helps both Chicago and East Peoria

This "don't miss" story from yesterday's NY Times begins:CHICAGO, April 21 Chicago needed mud, and East Peoria, Ill., needed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 23, 2004

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Environment - Town of Pines (Indiana) groundwater contamination the subject of national report

"Report uses Pines as example of waste problem: Environmental group says federal enforcement needed to ensure safe disposal," is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 22, 2004

Monday, April 19, 2004

Environment - Birders Mourn Webcam Falcon

"Birders Mourn Webcam Falcon," is the headline to an AP story today that begins:ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Birders around the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2004

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Environment - Indianapolis Star editorial: degrading the environment costs money and jobs

This lead editorial in the Sunday Indianapolis Star, titled "Indiana can't afford high costs of lax policies on pollution," includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 18, 2004

Friday, April 16, 2004

Environment - EPA releases Indiana's final designations under the federal 8-hour ozone standard

For an overview of national impact, see U.S. EPA's page on the April 15th 8-hour ozone designations. Here is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2004

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Environment - Editorial on Mercury Contamination of Indiana's Waterways

The Lafayette Journal & Courier today carries a "Guest Column" with a number of statements about mercury contamination of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Environment - New report reviews records of electric power companies

This story today in the NY Times highlights a new report:sponsored by the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, which includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Environment - Should the State site local Indiana landfills?

Should the State site local Indiana landfills? That is the recommendation today from this editorial in the Munster NWI Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Monday, April 12, 2004

Environment - Manure odor calculator

Seriously! This goes along with the numerous postings we've done on confined feeding issues in Indiana. The University of Minnesota...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2004

Friday, April 09, 2004

Environment - U.S. EPA name from the past in the news

An AP Story dtaed 4/8/04 reports:LOS ANGELES (AP) - The former head of the federal Superfund environmental cleanup program was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 09, 2004

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Environment - Bharat Mathur Named as Acting Regional Administrator for U.S. EPA Region 5

This today from USNewsWire.com:CHICAGO, April 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today named Bharat Mathur as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Monday, April 05, 2004

Law - U.S. Supreme Court denies 3 wetlands appeals

The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari today in three wetlands cases: NewDunn Associates v. United States Corps of Engineers,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 05, 2004

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Environment - Indiana cities sue over MTBE, a gas additive

This lengthy story in today's Louisville Courier-Journal reports:Five local governments in Indiana are among dozens of communities across the country...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2004

Environment - NYT Magazine has major Clean Air Act article today

A "don't miss" (no matter what your position) article today in the Sunday NY Times Magazine on the Bush administration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2004

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Environment/Economic Development - More on coal

Our entry titled "Environment/Economic Development - Alternatives to oil or gas-fired power plants," posted here March 30 mentioned a Wall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 03, 2004

Friday, April 02, 2004

Environment - IU SPEA program ranked high

US News and World Report "ranked the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs [SPEA] number three among the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2004

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Environment/Economic Development - Alternatives to oil or gas-fired power plants

The Chicago Tribune today has this story titled "Nuclear power's future examined: Energy firms study new plants." The lead:A consortium...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 01, 2004

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Environment - US EPA Bad Marks Hit Home

Updating our entry from earlier today, titled "Environment - US EPA gets bad marks in two reports," (scroll down to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Environment - US EPA gets bad marks in two reports

"EPA Faulted on Clean-Water Violations: Consumer Interest Group's Study Details Lax Enforcement at Major Facilities" is the headline to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Environment - Indiana Wetlands Reserve Program participation

"Farmers support wetlands program: Feds plan to lease flood-prone property in northwest Indiana, reclaim lost marshes." This is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Environment - Several Indiana stories today

Air Permits. From the Washington Indiana Times-Herald, this story on the public hearing for Grain Processing Corporation's (GPC's) Title 5...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Environment - China's ineffective environmental controls lead to massive pollution damage

If you get the Wall St. Journal (not freely available online), check out this story today on page A18 headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Environment - Supreme Court rules on Everglades CWA case

As reported today here in the NY Times:Separately on Tuesday, the court ruled unanimously in a Clean Water Act case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Environment - More on the Iron Nugget Plant

Following up on the Indiana Law Blog entry from Monday, March 22, titled "Environment - Indiana's economic development advantage in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Monday, March 22, 2004

Environment - Indiana's economic development advantage in the manufacturing area

Indiana may win out in a battle over where to locate a new manufacturing plant -- in Minnesota, where the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 22, 2004

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Environment - North Carolina AG Pressures EPA on Out-of-State Air Pollution

An AP story yesterday published in the Indianapolis Star reported:CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Attorney General Roy Cooper asked the federal Environmental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 20, 2004

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Environment - DNR Blocks Development in Hamilton County Floodway

This story posted this afternoon on the IndyStar.com website begins:A plan to fill 15 acres of White River floodway for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2004

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Environment - Regular Taxpayers will pay for Most Superfund Cleanups This Year

"Since Congress allowed Superfund's polluter pays fees to expire in 1995 and the trust fund is now essentially bankrupt, regular...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Environment - Mercury Emissions; Coal-Fired Power Plants; Varying Views

This lengthy story in the LA Times today is headed: "Mercury Emissions Rule Geared to Benefit Industry, Staffers Say: Buffeted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Environment - D.C. Drinking Water Lead Contamination

The Washington Post has been running stories for several weeks now about the lead contamination of the District's drinking water....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Environment - Indiana Landfills in the News Today

Two interesting stories today on Indiana landfills. This story, from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reports on the former I.J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2004

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Environment - Buried Tanker Car Issue Resurfaces

Remember the "railroad tanker car full of hazardous waste" buried near Gary, reported here in the Indiana Law Blog last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Environment - Follow-ups to some recent Indiana stories

It looks like Evansville is finding out being posted as a Supersite site is not necessarily "a good thing," according...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Environment - Evansville site nominated to Superfund list

"The U.S. EPA has proposed adding 45 blocks of the Jacobsville neighborhood to its Superfund National Priorities List of hazardous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Monday, March 08, 2004

Environment - More on confined feeding

"Farm Bureau defends CAFOs" is the headline to this story today in the Muncie Star Press, reporting that the "Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2004

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Environment - Behind-the-scenes look at Admiistration's Development of Energy Policy

This fascinating "back-story," -- "How Industry Won the Battle of Pollution Control at E.P.A." -- was published on the front...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 07, 2004

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Environment - Interesting stories today in the Indianapolis Star; also a review so far of environmental legislation from this session

An editorial today in the Indianapolis Star points to "the positive results of [the White River] fish kill disaster." The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 06, 2004

Friday, March 05, 2004

Law - More on DC Circuit's CERCLA ruling this week

Papers today are reporting the important CERCLA ruling (General Electric v. EPA) reported here (or simply scroll down) in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2004

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Environment - Four Indiana utilities agree to clean up manufactured gas plant sites

Under voluntary cleanup agreements with IDEM, four Indiana utilities -- PSI Energy, Inc. (Cinergy/PSI), Indiana Gas and Electric Company and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2004

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Environment - Louisville reporter wins National Press Foundation award

"C-J reporter wins award for air-pollution series" is the headline of this story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Environment - Confined Feeding Continues to be an Issue in Municie Paper

More confined feeding stories today in the Muncie Star Press: "Two of six local counties regulate CAFOs," may be found...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Law - DC Circuit Issues Important CERCLA Ruling Today

General Electric v. EPA, decided March 2, 2004. Laurence H. Tribe argued the cause for appellant. With him on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Monday, March 01, 2004

Environment - Several stories on confined feeding; IDEM Responds to STAR Stories on SW Indianapolis Air Quality

The Muncie Star Press has carried a number of stories on confined feeding in recent days, including this one headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 01, 2004

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Environment - Consultant to the oil industry predicts demand for oil will fall

A long and fascinating feature was published on the front page of the NY Times business section today about Amory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 28, 2004

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Environment - Contentious Air Permit Hearing in NW Indiana

This story today (note - the paper does not archive its stories) in the Gary Post-Tribune begins:OGDEN DUNES A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Environment - DC Circuit Rejects Incinerator Rules

According to this story today in the Washington Post:The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington rejected federal rules governing incinerator...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Monday, February 23, 2004

Environment - Indianapolis Neighborhood at Risk Part II

Today's Indianapolis Star has the second, and apparently final, part of its "Special Report: Neighborhood at Risk," about the air...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 23, 2004

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Environment - Indianapolis Neighborhood at Risk

The Indianapolis Star this Sunday has devoted an amazing amount of its news space to the start of a series...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 22, 2004

Saturday, February 21, 2004

Environment - Interesting "Circa WWII" CERCLA Opinion; Reports of Superfund Funding Concerns

Western Properties Service Corp. v. Shell Oil (2/13/04 USCA 9th Cir.) is a CERCLA contribution case where the appellants were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 21, 2004

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Environment - States concerned that EPA Rules on Emissions from Diesel-Fueled Trucks and Buses May be Delayed

This story in the Washington Post reports that state air pollution officials are worried that:the nation's trucking industry is trying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Environment - Followup on Coal Ash; More on Mercury

The Gary Post-Tribune has a lengthly story today on the contamination of water wells in the Town of Pines, titled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 15, 2004

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Environment - More on Fort Wayne's Slater Steel Site

This Feb. 2, 2004 ILB entry referenced a story in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel on Slater Steel and the possibility...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 14, 2004

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Environment - Coal Ash

"More than 130 groups across the nation, including some from Indiana and Kentucky, petitioned the federal government yesterday to stop...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Friday, February 06, 2004

Environment - More on Local Stormwater Boards

Last month the ILB posted a story on the impact of environmental compliance on a small municipality, about Decatur Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 06, 2004

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Environment - NW Indiana's Porter County, and More

The Munster NWI Times reported here yesterday that "Porter County's commissioners on Tuesday gave their support to the hiring of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 05, 2004

Monday, February 02, 2004

Environmental - Cap proposed to Fort Wayne Steel Mill's Environmental Costs

"Environmental issues are a hurdle any buyer must clear if production is to resume at the mill," is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 02, 2004