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.
With a month of rain, Indiana's crops have gone from among the best in the nation to among the worst. An agricultural economist estimated Tuesday that production could decline by $475 million in the state.
The utility, which provides water to about 400,000 homes and businesses in the eight-county Indianapolis area, said average residential bills would rise from $30 per month to $36 if it receives approval for the 20-percent hike.
Kelly Huntington, president and CEO of Indianapolis Power & Light Co., has stepped down to become senior vice president of enterprise strategy at OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc., the companies announced Thursday.
Indiana's utility customer advocate is studying whether Duke Energy should be allowed to pass along costs of repairing its new $3.5 billion coal-gasification plant in southwestern Indiana to consumers.