An Evansville-based coal company plans to create a new surface mine in southwestern Indiana near the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge.
The governor says the new standards would damage the state’s energy future.
Around 300 acres of forests and wetlands were destroyed during I-69 construction but INDOT says it will replenish land on a 3:1 ratio.
An environmental group says the fines are not harsh enough, but IIDEM says its penalties for water quality contamination are stricter than federal regulations.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is collecting information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
The Hoosier Environmental Council wants to see progress in bringing high speed passenger rail to Indiana.
The suit claims the I-69 project has violated the Federal Clean Water Act.
There’s a meeting tonight in Greene County on the environmental impact of the I-69 extension.
Although industry is subject to regulations and the focus of an ongoing debate over those regulations, Hoosier households aren’t held to the same standards.
Indiana seems far from the dry desserts of the Middle East, but when it comes to energy the United States is considered the Saudi Arabia of coal.