A legislative study committee, tasked with studying the need for a statewide water plan, met for the first time today.
The tree-destroying species has been spotted near Indiana, but experts say reporting signs of the insect can lead to eradication.
A study committee is meeting after the Indiana Chamber released a report last month detailing the need for a statewide water management plan.
Researchers have studied climate change, deer population and invasive species at IU's Research and Teaching Preserve.
The commissioners gave initial approval to the one-year moratorium at their meeting this morning.
High temperatures should reach into the low 90's this week, after a summer of cool temperatures due to shifting Canadian air.
Energizing Indiana provided about $3 in savings for every one dollar spent, before it was eliminated earlier this year.
Indiana Power And Light Company says its dependence on coal will fall to 44 percent by 2017 as it switches to natural gas.
The Howard County Board of Commissioners has terminated an agreement with energy company E.On, citing market changes and dissent from residents.
Chamber officials says if legislation doesn't make water supply a priority, Indiana could lose business.