South Shore Clean Cities, a Merrillville based non-profit, is pushing an agenda that promotes alternative fueling development projects for transportation uses. Whether the conversation is traditional fossil fuels such as the compressed natural gas or electric fueling stations you'll find this organization making contributions.
Formed June 15th 1999 as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition this northern Indiana chapter is head by Carl and Lorrie Lizek. The Lizek's oversee operations as the organizations Executive Directors. They also manage Legacy Environmental Services, located within the Purdue Research Park on Broadway south of Route 30.
A Lake Michigan Consortium (Clean Cities from Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin) was recently awarded $764,266, a grant sponsored through the Department of Energy to expand the use of alternative fueling options within the region. This includes getting compressed natural gas stations installed across the tri-state area, 18 counties in all. The South Shore Clean Cities is also partnering with NIPSCO to bring 250 charging stations to Northern Indiana homes. in the future we may also see public charging points for electric vehicles at traditional gasoline stations and businesses.