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Knozone Action Days declared for weekend, Monday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is forecasting high ozone levels for the weekend and into Monday, and in turn, has issued Knozone Action Days for parts of Indiana. Ground level ozone is formed when sunlight and hot weather combine to bake vehicle and factory emissions and gasoline vapors. While […]

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Indiana likely to see more Knozone Action Days this year than last

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers could see more Knozone Action Days this summer. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality alert for parts of Indiana for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These are the first Knozone Action Days of 2016. Barry Sneed, a public information officer for the Indiana Department […]

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Nominations open for environmental excellence award

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Nominations are open for Hoosiers who positively impact the environment. “Indiana businesses have demonstrated that determination and ingenuity can benefit the environment while boosting the bottom line,” Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Carol S. Comer said in a statement. IDEM, the state agency that implements federal and state environmental regulations, […]

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Rules limiting state environmental department’s power vetoed

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Concerns about safe drinking water guided Gov. Mike Pence to veto a bill Thursday. House Bill 1082 would have prevented the standards and rules by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management from going into effect, if they were tougher than federal law, until after the end of the next […]

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Government consolidation bill provokes debate

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A measure to streamline government that would eliminate a number of boards, commissions and committees stalled in committee Tuesday morning because of opposition to the elimination of the Natural Resources Advisory Council and consolidation of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Most of the eliminations in House […]