Letter From Michiana: Moon Valley and Stockwell Woods

As kids, we never needed anyone to tell us how special this place was — we could feel it down to the soles of our feet.

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Letter From Michiana: Partying with the Long Beach Community Alliance

The weather was nasty, but people showed up to raise the funds necessary to keep fighting, if that’s what it takes.

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Letter From Michiana: The failure of IDEM and the EPA

Why is it no one seems to care about the poisons being routinely dumped into Lake Michigan?

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Letter From Michiana: Climate emergency

The problem isn’t how many miles we get to the gallon, or whether recycling really works. The problem has always been about freedom.

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Letter From Michiana: Another spill

After having their drinking water threatened yet again, they must have their doubts. Do they have more in common with Yellowstone, or Flint?

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Letter From Michiana: Indiana’s Environmental Management = Fish Kill

A blast furnace closed water loop at steelmaker ArcelorMittal failed, spilling dangerous levels of cyanide and ammonium-nitrate into the Little Calumet River, which then made its way toward Lake Michigan.

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Letter From Michiana: Indiana’s DNR keeps its head in the sand

Instead of helping towns like Long Beach explain to property owners what the Supreme Court ruling means regarding their property or, for that matter, even fully informing themselves and their staff members about the state’s history and law, let alone enforcing that law, the DNR has buried its head in the sand.

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Letter From Michiana: DNR AWOL

This week, the DNR will hold public hearings in Michigan City regarding the plowing of dunes and other construction impinging on public trust land and potentially violating the Federal Clean Water Act. It will be interesting to see who shows up.

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