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Sierra Club — “Michigan City Residents Protest Proposed NIPSCO Rate Increase”
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Sierra Club — “Michigan City Residents Protest Proposed NIPSCO Rate Increase”

The NAACP and the Sierra Club hosted the protest. La’Tonya Troutman, with the LaPorte County NAACP, attended the protest. She says if NIPSCO follows through with their plan, low-income customers will have to pull money from other areas of their budget to be able to pay their bill.

Overdose Lifeline —”‘Addiction is addiction no matter where you go’: Treatment center to open in Carmel”
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Overdose Lifeline —”‘Addiction is addiction no matter where you go’: Treatment center to open in Carmel”

“There is a major lack of facilities in the community,” said the Rev. Andrea Boutselis, who works with Overdose Lifeline and runs a weekly Parents of Addicted Loved Ones support group in a Carmel church. “There is nowhere that is not being affected by this problem and no town that has not been hit by this.”

Sierra Club — Rally targets NIPSCO’s plans to shift cost burden from industry to homeowners
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Sierra Club — Rally targets NIPSCO’s plans to shift cost burden from industry to homeowners

NIPSCO customers, the Sierra Club and NAACP plan to rally Thursday night in Michigan City against 19% cuts to industrial electricity bills at a time when NIPSCO is raising electricity bills for everyone else.

Overdose Lifeline — “Purdue researchers develop device that could automatically stop opioid overdoses”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Purdue researchers develop device that could automatically stop opioid overdoses”

Advocates, like Justin Philips, the executive director of Overdose Lifeline, says a tool like this could be a game changer once in production.

Sierra Club — “Park-Challenged Indianapolis Locks Up Its Nature Preserves”
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Sierra Club — “Park-Challenged Indianapolis Locks Up Its Nature Preserves”

Of the 40 most populous US cities, Indianapolis ranks in the bottom five for access to public parks, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.

IIC & Fath Hope Love Community — “Local Nonprofit Holds Events For Hunger Awareness Week”
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IIC & Fath Hope Love Community — “Local Nonprofit Holds Events For Hunger Awareness Week”

An Indianapolis Christian nonprofit draws attention to food insecurity this week with 10 businesses and more than 30 local churches.

Overdose Lifeline — “Opioid Response Training Offered To Faith Communities”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Opioid Response Training Offered To Faith Communities”

Overdose Lifeline will visit seven different faith organizations across the state. Executive director Justin Phillips says churches have been asking how to engage their community regarding the opioid epidemic.

FHL — “‘Food access is an issue’: Canal walk kicks off Hunger Awareness Week”
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FHL — “‘Food access is an issue’: Canal walk kicks off Hunger Awareness Week”

Dressed in neon blue-and-green shirts, a dozen walkers used the 3-mile Downtown Canal Walk loop Saturday to carry signs and share statistics about food scarcity faced by some people in the Indianapolis area.

AEP commits to retire large Indiana coal unit by 2028
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AEP commits to retire large Indiana coal unit by 2028

Sierra Club tracks Beyond Coal “victories” and now tallies 792 coal units retired — with 487 units remaining open.

Sierra Club — “AEP gains court approval for modified plan to retire Indiana coal-fired units”
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Sierra Club — “AEP gains court approval for modified plan to retire Indiana coal-fired units”

A Sierra Club report on Rockport several years ago called it the sixth largest carbon polluter in the nation, citing EPA statistics estimating some 5.8 million pounds of air and water pollution in 2013.