INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has welcomed Marathon Pipe Line LLC Griffith Area into the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP).
They join 50 other ESP businesses, each of which is committed to implementing or maintaining measurable environmental improvements such as reducing water or energy use, decreasing solid or hazardous waste, or reducing air emissions.
To be accepted into ESP, each of these facilities has maintained a standard of environmental compliance, developed and implemented an environmental management system (ISO 14001 certified), and committed to reporting on their environmental initiatives every year. They may reapply for membership every four years.
Marathon Pipe Line LLC Griffith Area, consisting of three small sites located in Griffith, is a petroleum product transportation and storage facility. Environmental improvement projects include lighting upgrades, establishing a five-acre pollinator habitat, and replacement of chemical treatments used for mosquito controls.