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.
Democrats have blocked a Senate bill co-authored by Joe Donnelly of Indiana that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.
Much of the infrastructure that transports water from municipal drinking water plants in Indiana to homes and businesses is old and worn, and the state faces significant costs to complete needed upgrades, repairs and expansions.
The proposed $450 million reservoir near Anderson—created by damming the White River—should be reviewed by a state legislative committee, according to a lawmaker opposed to the project.
Indiana has decided to join a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
Economic development organizations in eight central Indiana counties say they support the proposed $450 million Mounds Lake Reservoir project.
An ordinance calling for the city of Anderson to join a commission that would handle planning for a proposed $450 million reservoir has won initial approval from the central Indiana city's council.
The Delaware County Council is drafting a resolution that will strongly oppose the proposed $450 million Mounds Lake reservoir that would be formed by damming the White River.
The proposed rules have fueled political anger in the country’s heartland, becoming a top issue of concern for many farmers and landowners who say there are already too many government regulations affecting their businesses.
A state-funded feasibility study for creating a reservoir on the White River north of Indianapolis severely underestimates the cost of the project, according to a group of Ball State University professors who conducted a peer review of the study.
Plans to create Indiana's first new reservoir in more than four decades are fatally flawed because there would be no buyer for its water for 35 years, the former director of engineering for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources says.
Duke Energy said Friday that it has already negotiated a plea agreement under which it will admit guilt and pay $102 million in fines, restitution and community service.
The state-funded study looked at the cost and environmental impact of the proposed 2,100-acre Mounds Lake reservoir, which would be formed by putting an earthen dam on the White River in Anderson, with an estimated cost of $440 million.