Long-delayed cleanup of Great Lakes harbors and tributary rivers fouled with industrial toxins will accelerate dramatically with the $1 billion boost, senior administration officials say.
Councilors say they won’t try to stop controversial wastewater plant
Two City-County Council members representing areas affected by a proposed wastewater treatment plant at 900 S. Tibbs Ave. say they won’t pull their support for the plant, which is facing opposition from some residents.Read More
Cummins launches water-access program with $8M commitment
The new program, Cummins Water Works, will focus on improving access to safe water in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, India and South Africa.Read More
Water-management software firm 120WaterAudit lands $7M in funding
Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit plans to use the funds to improve its digital water-program-management platform and expand sales and marketing.Read More
The bill, which scales back protections on Indiana wetlands, had gained support from the Indiana Builders Association, but numerous environmental, conservation and civic groups opposed it.
All Democratic members of the General Assembly, as well as a member of the Senate Republican Caucus, urged the Republican governor to veto the bill in a letter sent last week.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the Forest Service violated several environmental acts when it decided to proceed with the project in the Lake Monroe watershed, which serves all of Monroe County.
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.
Megan Glover started 120WaterAudit in 2016 with the idea of targeting residential consumers nationwide with a water-testing kit that cost $120 every four months. But the company has pivoted to work largely with municipal water utilities and governments.
The trend likely will bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.
Cleanup options include excavating ponds or capping the ponds and keeping the ash in place. Both methods require steps to be taken to protect the water quality of nearby rivers or lakes.
Public meetings about the White River Vision Plan are scheduled for next week in Hamilton County and Indianapolis.
State regulators approved a 30 percent increase from Citizens in 2016. The utility now says it needs to raise rates to continue funding its massive DigIndy tunnel system project.
Citizens Energy gave an update Monday on the the massive, $2 billion project, which involves a network of tunnels hundreds of feet under the city to handle sewage that would otherwise spill into local waterways.
Visit Indy, the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development and Visit Hamilton County are leading the effort in partnership with other communities.
Environmental leaders say the new rule changes for coal-fired power plants put Indiana residents particularly at risk because the state has the most coal ash ponds in the country.
The move represents the latest action by Trump’s EPA to boost the struggling coal industry by rolling back environmental and public health rules enacted under his predecessor.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has discussed a federal water rule with Indiana officials, but environmental groups say they weren't included in the conversation.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded the funds to nine organizations involved in a multi-year initiative to protect, restore and better use the White River.
More than 3,500 federal and state lawsuits allege that the DuPont Co. Washington Works plant, near Parkersburg, West Virginia, had dumped perfluorooctanoic acid into the Ohio River.
The developer who is planning a $260 million redevelopment of the downtown property says a contaminant has seeped into the adjacent Chatham Arch area.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday added an 18-acre contaminated groundwater site on the west side of Indianapolis to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. The site has the potential to contaminate water for thousands of residents.
Megan Glover and Compendium Software founder Chris Baggott have teamed to launch 120WaterAudit, a subscription-based water-testing service that will be offered to residents across the country.