The owners of more than 20 polluted industrial sites in Indianapolis are hiding behind the legal protections of a state-run voluntary program to delay cleanup, Mayor Greg Ballard alleges in a letter to state regulators.
Senate Bill 412, authored by Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is meant to replace the costly Energizing Indiana program, which the General Assembly canceled last year over the objections of environmental groups.
A state-funded feasibility study for creating a reservoir on the White River north of Indianapolis severely underestimates the cost of the project, according to a group of Ball State University professors who conducted a peer review of the study.
Brandon Evans and Andrew Insley hope their laundry detergent startup sets itself apart from the crowded field of competitors that say they use “natural” ingredients. Their point of differentiation: truly making good on that claim.