Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.
Environmentalists want more money for clean energy, public transportation and the Department of Environmental Management.
If the measure is granted, it would stop the VA from clearing a 500-year-old oak tree from the land near Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
The Clean Power Plan would require power plants nationwide to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.
In 2007, Indiana had no large wind turbines. By 2009, the state’s more than 600 turbines produced enough energy to power nearly 400,000 homes.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the state legislature is “frozen” when it comes to environmental protection.
BP discovered in a test Tuesday that the total suspended solids discharged rose to more than 26,600 pounds.
Nutrients from Indiana rivers can spark algae blooms, which can be toxic to plants, animals and humans.
The bill now simply requires IDEM to inform the legislature each year on new rules it’s developing and enacting.
Duke Energy agrees not to charge customers for $87.5 million of the operating costs of the Edwardsport plant, $2.5 million more than the original agreement.