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April 5, 2017

 

SB 309 spawned protests all over the state, like this one in Fort Wayne, from renewable energy advocates.

As Both Sides Defend Solar, Divisive Net Metering Bill Advances

More than 1,000 Hoosiers participate in net metering, allowing anyone to receive a credit on their utility bill for sending excess energy back to the grid.

April 5, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

EPA Chief Pruitt To Visit East Chicago Superfund Site

Several lawmakers had invited EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to visit the site after President Donald Trump appointed him to the position.

April 4, 2017

 

Fort Wayne residents protest SB 309 at Plymouth Congregational Church.

Solar Power Compensation Bill Passes House

The House passed SB 309 by a vote of 56-43, despite intense public opposition.

April 4, 2017

 

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagle Population Increases, 4 Nests In Columbus

300 pairs of bald eagles have been identified as continuing to nest in Indiana.

April 4, 2017

 

EPA flags in East Chicago

Indiana To Install Water Filters In East Chicago Next Week

This work is expected to begin during the week of April 10 and conclude no later than April 30.

April 3, 2017

 

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EPA Answers Questions From East Chicago Residents On Remediation

Many asked about the remediation process, but some expressed concerns over the EPA's commitment to residents in the lead-contaminated Superfund.

March 31, 2017

 

A sign from the Environmental Protection agency warns residents not to play in the soil, which is contaminated with lead and arsenic. (Lauren Chapman/IPBS)

East Chicago Puts Involuntary Moves On Hold While Residents Appeal

Grievance hearings will take place on Monday and Tuesday, but the deadline has taken a toll, forcing some residents to settle for less-than-ideal circumstances.

March 31, 2017

 

Coal Plant

Trump’s Energy Order Likely To Do Little For Indiana Mining Jobs

While people in the industry are hopeful the president’s executive order overturning many Obama-era regulations will help, it might not make a huge difference.

March 31, 2017

 

Coal

Trump Executive Order Won’t Restart Indiana Power Plant

Logansport Municipal Utilities' power plant shut down because it couldn't meet Obama's guidelines to curb climate change.

March 30, 2017

 

BPD solar

Bloomington’s Police Headquarters Flips Switch To Solar

The system will save nearly $9,000 in energy costs each year.

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