Tom and Sandra Tokarski say Hoosiers across Indiana had better wake up to the economic realities of the I-69 highway extension through Southwest Indiana. Every taxpayer in the state will help pay for this billion-dollar transfer of taxpayer funds to the politically well connected every time they fill up their gas tanks.
Monroe County Councilman Scott Wells called on the county to crack down on developers who threaten Lake Monroe by clearing trees along shoreline developments.
Meteorologists from Indianapolis to the British Isles last week added more statistical evidence to what southern Indiana residents intuitively know and are increasingly concerned about – global climate change is fundamentally altering the experience of life on earth.
A new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press suggests that the public has reawakened to the American press’ failure to meet its civic duties.
San Francisco judges have cut all ties with the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s outright discrimination against gays.
When Chris Gaal, Andy Ruff and Jeffrey Willsey were elected to the City Council in 1999, I wrote a column in the Bloomington Independent celebrating the emergence of a long-overdue progressive voting bloc on the council. Even though three new voices were two shy of a majority, it seemed the progressive community would finally have a voice on the council, especially on the critical issues of the environment, growth and development.
Monroe County citizens have more than a passing interest in a court ruling last week that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit charging Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana with violating the Clean Air Act can proceed. The outcome will have a direct impact on air quality in and around the Bloomington area.
Mind-numbing. Insulting. Corrupt.
How else could Indiana citizens characterize the arrogant disregard for the public interest displayed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for I-69 released last week by the Indiana Departmental of Transportation?