In its decision, the Environmental Protection Agency maintained that the Obama-era levels, set in 2012, are adequately protective of human health.
The groups say they’re concerned about potentially “dangerous air pollution” being released by Riverview Energy’s planned $2.5 billion project in southern Indiana.
The trend likely will bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.
Between 75 percent and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year.
The EPA’s acting administrator signed a proposal that would loosen rule that would have required cutting-edge carbon capture techniques for new coal plants. Andrew Wheeler said the requirements were “excessive burdens” on the industry.
The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, which represents Indiana-based Cummins Inc. and other engine manufacturers, said the proposal represents a chance to modernize how the agency oversees big-rig emissions.
The EPA is expanding its contamination testing area near a former electronics manufacturing facility. The federal government has also begun installing air filtering systems in some residences.
The state of New York is blaming 49 industrial sites in Indiana—and hundreds of other sites across the Midwest—for causing it to miss ozone air-pollution requirements.
The plan would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. It also would let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades.
IDEM officials say making the change will expand public access to permit-related documents and decisions because more people are using the internet. But environmental groups disagree.
The Trump administration announced Thursday it is doing away with a decades-old air emissions policy opposed by fossil fuel companies, a move that environmental groups say will result in more pollution.
State attorneys general in New York and seven nearby states say they can’t meet strict smog standards because states in the Midwest and south are not controlling air pollution.
Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday announced the creation of an 11-member committee that will help determine how to spend the money.
The Clean Power Plan aimed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The EPA now is expected to declare the rules exceed federal law.
Industry players find themselves in a precarious spot. If they don’t embrace the electric-vehicle future, they look backward. But if they dive in with excessive exuberance, they risk wasting hundreds of millions of dollars.
Based on their records and campaign promises, neither of the major party candidates for governor seem likely to radically reshape Indiana’s energy policies.
The utility says the move would allow it to keep burning coal at the Pike County plant and meet strict environmental regulations for sulfur dioxide and coal ash.