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The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country’s largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.
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.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is seeking federal disaster aid for farmers across most of Indiana for crop losses caused by flooding and excessive rainfall during the planting season.
Duke said Thursday it will lease about 10 acres from the Purdue Research Foundation for the project it calls the Tippecanoe County Solar Power Plant.
Recipients defended the payouts, saying they didn’t cover their losses from the trade war, and they were legally entitled to them.
The utility says it wants to keep most of its coal-fired plants in Indiana running through much of the next decade, while gradually investing in wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.
Environmental Protection Agency officials said Tuesday that modern industry practices and recently enacted regulations are sufficient to shield taxpayers from potential cleanup costs.
More than 800,000 customers of Duke Energy Indiana could see their monthly bills jump if the utility receives state permission to increase rates for the first time in about 15 years.
The newest U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows 84% percent of Indiana's expected corn crop was planted at the start of this week.
Indiana had been named a top-three finalist to become the new home of the USDA’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. But the USDA announced Thursday that it had selected the Kansas City region for the new location.
Across Indiana and the nation, hospitals are rolling out new programs to cut energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprints. In the process, they hope to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of lower utility bills.
The latest crop report shows Indiana trailing most states in corn and soybean planting. The Trump administration is keeping the door open for farmers who can’t plant crops this season to receive aid payments.
The misdemeanor charges for the beating of animals come amid a public backlash against the popular agritourism destination Fair Oaks Farms.
State Sen. Travis Holdman questioned the motivations of a group that says it is concerned about animals but didn’t attempt to halt the abuse at Fair Oaks Farm.
The transit system has hit some speed bumps as it works to implement a new model of electric bus that will be its fleet for the Red Line, the rapid-transit route that begins service Labor Day weekend.
The study conflicts with a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that found corn-based ethanol’s greenhouse gas emissions were 39% lower than gasoline over the entire life cycle.
Retailers began pulling Fair Oaks Farms products from their shelves Wednesday after an anti-cruelty investigative group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves.
Bales is among a growing number of entrepreneurs trying to get in on the ground floor of what is being called the “green rush.”
The White River Vision Plan, unveiled Monday morning by community leaders from Marion and Hamilton counties, makes key development recommendations to seven "anchor areas" along a 58-mile stretch of the river.