Claiming an IDEM official gave “disparate treatment out of sheer vindictiveness” and “orchestrated a campaign of official harassment,” environmental consultants and business owners have filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Environment Management and a deputy assistant commissioner.
The cost of Indiana environmental permits on everything from incinerators to wastewater-treatment plants is just a fraction of what nearby states charge.
According to the air permit application, the plant would have annual emissions of about 2.2 million tons of carbon dioxide, 225 tons of carbon monoxide and 120 tons of sulfur dioxide.
The city-owned site on South Tibbs Avenue served as an oil-collection, storage and transfer facility for decades before being abandoned in 1993.
The state Department of Environmental Management announced that it's considering replacing public notice ads of some permit applications with electronic postings on the agency's website.
Carol Comer, who served as commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management until earlier this month, has already landed a new job in Missouri.
A hazardous waste site in Indianapolis could be added to the federal Superfund program's priority list that speeds along investigations of contamination sources and eventual cleanups.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have prevented or delayed state environmental officials from making stricter regulations than federal law.
Carol Comer, the chief of staff at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, has been promoted to commissioner by Gov. Mike Pence, the state announced Tuesday.
Thomas Easterly will retire Aug. 28 as the longest-serving commissioner for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Senate Bill 249, if passed into law, would ban communities from adopting an ordinance preventing the construction of livestock facilities.
A state senator has killed legislation that would bar Indiana environmental regulators from creating standards harsher than federal rules.
Indiana regulators would be barred from adopting environmental rules tougher than federal standards under a bill that's advancing in the General Assembly that has drawn criticism that it would hamper efforts to protect the state's environment and public health.
The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Thomas Easterly, told lawmakers that the pending federal regulations will essentially rule out coal-fired power plants that currently generate much of the state’s electricity.
The odor was so strong after the spill in December that residents in the upscale neighborhood called the gas company to report a leak.