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February 23, 2017

 

solar panels

Amendment To Send Solar Power Bill To Study Committee Fails

Hoosiers who generate energy, like solar panels, can sell excess energy to utilities at a retail rate, but a bill to change that leaves some lawmakers confused.

February 20, 2017

 

Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered at the Statehouse to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 420, which is currently in committee.

Hundreds Rally At Statehouse For Less Logging In State Forests

Senate Bill 420 would prevent the Division of Forestry from logging in ten percent of State Forests.

February 19, 2017

 

The visitor’s area at Kankakee Sands is open from 7am to dusk every day of the year.

WATCH: Indiana Nature Conservancy Fosters Prairie Using Bison

The visitor’s area at Kankakee Sands is open from 7am to dusk every day of the year.

February 16, 2017

 

Solar panels behind Sheridan Elementary School. Sheridan Community Schools is one of the first completely solar powered districts in the state. Under the current version of SB 309, Sheridan would only receive the retail rate for excess energy generated for another 30 years.

Reworked Net Metering Bill Passes Senate Committee

Lawmakers passed an amended version of the bill that drew more than 5 hours of public testimony last week.

February 16, 2017

 

Residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex, now largely abandoned, have until March 31 to find new housing.

Gov. Holcomb To Visit East Chicago Amid Relocation Concerns

Residents have until March 31 to move out of a contaminated housing complex. After that date, the city says remaining residents will be involuntarily relocated.

February 12, 2017

 

Bloomington residents gathered Sunday to rally for finding a new location for the now-closed downtown recycling center.

Bloomington Volunteer Group Rallies To Support Downtown Recycling

The city closed the Downtown Bloomington Recycling Center in January to free up roughly 19 parking spaces near the soon-to-be developed Tech Park.

February 10, 2017

 

Solar panels installed on a home in Columbus, Ind.

Committee Hears Hours Of Public Testimony On Solar Power Bill

Critics say the measure would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar market.

January 27, 2017

 

A sign from the Environmental Protection agency warns residents not to play in the soil, which is contaminated with lead and arsenic.

East Chicago Officials Uncertain About Future Lead Cleanup

The city attorney says nothing is certain at this point, and the city is still waiting on a response from the EPA.

January 25, 2017

 

Shades State Park in western Indiana.

Indiana State Park Passes Again Available At Libraries

Beginning on Feb. 1, library districts across Indiana each will have one of 240 state park passes placed in circulation for borrowing.

January 24, 2017

 

Authorities say the endangered Whooping Crane was shot and killed in early January.

Reward In Indiana Whooping Crane Killing Grows To $15,000

A 5-year-old female crane was found dead Jan. 3 in southwestern Indiana, apparently killed by a high-powered rifle.

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