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  • The Indiana Dunes National Park received $16 million for deferred maintenance projects through the Great American Outdoors Act. And environmental advocacy groups filed suit against the EPA to close close a regulatory loophole that left about half of the coal ash waste in the U.S. exempt from federal health protections. Representatives from NIPSCO and JustTransition NWI are on Regionally Speaking to discuss coal ash removal at the Michigan City Generating Station.
  • Susan Thomas, Legislative & Policy Director, Press Secretary with Just Transition NWI joined Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney to discuss the planned Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission public comment field hearing scheduled for Monday, August 1st at 6:00 pm. at the Michigan City City Hall. Prior to the hearing there will be a rally to among other things oppose the proposed NIPSCO rate increase.
  • The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will hold a public comment field hearing in Michigan City to hear from the public regarding NIPSCO’s proposal to raise rates. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney spoke with a representative with Just Transition Northwest Indiana about a rally and press conference the organization is hosting before the hearing. Today’s housing market is highly competitive and pricing many out of buying a home and setting rental rates to new highs around the nation and right here in northwest Indiana.
  • Today: Marcus Martin with “Grace Beyond Borders” is back on “Regionally Speaking” to talk about the organization, its continuing mission to help the homeless in northwest Indiana and its participation in the January 26th statewide “count-in-place” of the homeless.
  • Today: Ashley Williams with “Just Transition NWI” is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk in more detail about a recent report on “Earthjustice” that provides…
  • CenterPoint Energy hopes to build two small natural gas plants to help the utility transition to more renewable energy. The utility plans to close most of…
  • Indiana lags behind other states when it comes to closing toxic coal ash ponds safely. That’s according to a new report by the Hoosier Environmental…
  • A northwest Indiana utility plans to remove toxic coal ash from five of its ponds at its Michigan City coal plant. NIPSCO plans to excavate the waste and…