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Indiana Forest Protection Bill, Once Stifled, Could Be Resurrected

Advocates for the preservation of Indiana forests have argued for years that the state is allowing too much logging to occur in state forests. And in recent years, attempts to address the issue with legislation have gone nowhere. But earlier today, news broke that Indiana State Senator Brent Steele, from Bedford, intends to support a measure that would protect some …

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2016

IU Health has announced they are increasing the minimum wage for clinical and non-clinical employees at their hospitals to eleven dollars an hour; The Bloomington Utilities Department is collecting more data about disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently fined the medical waste disposal company Medassure $11.250 for accepting containers of medical waste, some …

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Indiana Forest Conservation Legislation Denied

A piece of legislation presented by the Indiana Forest Alliance to protect forests was denied a hearing last week. The proposed act would have made 10 percent of Indiana’s forests off-limits to timber harvest, to preserve the land for wildlife and for people to enjoy. This is the third time IFA has been unsuccessful in passing legislation of this kind, …

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Indiana Legislators Propose Larger No-Growth Forest Areas

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Stant of the Indiana Forest Alliance talks about the Division of Forestry’s sustainable forestry audits, and how Indiana legislators are proposing to set aside 10% of Indiana State forests to be old growth forests where logging and road building will not occur. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:54 — 7.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | …

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No Official Public Comment As DNR Considered Plan For State Forests

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has just published a five-year plan for how it will manage state forest land. The document is coming under fire from some Indiana residents, who say they weren’t even consulted as the DNR was making its plans. News Director Joe Crawford brings that story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window …

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Interchange – Claims on the Forest

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Myke Luurtsema, the Hoosier Forest Watch Coordinator for the Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), and Ron Kerner, a mushroom expert who runs the website Indiana Mushrooms. This is Part II of our discussion about commercial logging and forest health in the Indiana state forests. Part I was a conversation that took place on September 9th …

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EcoReport – August 15, 2013

In today’s EcoReport feature, Jeff Stant from the Indiana Forest Alliance explains how over the last decade the state government has ramped up destructive industrial logging practices in your public forests. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to …

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