The Environmental Protection Agency announced it has finalized its repeal of the Obama-era rule that would have expanded federal protections for smaller water bodies like streams and ponds.
The Sierra Club says it’s suing BP for air quality violations at its Whiting Refinery that have harmed northwest Indiana residents’ health. The Hoosier chapter of the organization filed suit against the company in a federal district court on Friday.
U.S. Steel had yet another oil leak on Friday. An official with the northwest Indiana company says it found a “light, intermittent oil sheen” near one of its pipes that discharges into Lake Michigan waterways.
A contractor with the water, sewer, and gas utility Citizens Energy has been working to clean up the oil since Tuesday.
If the utility’s recent energy bids are any indication, we could see more renewables in the mix.
So far this year, the park’s visitor center saw more people than it has in any of the past eight years – and the year isn’t over. June and July visitor numbers alone have doubled since last year.
It’s costing the town $2,000 to $3,000 a week to keep the oil from reaching a nearby creek.
Under I&M’s proposal, customers’ monthly bills would go up by more than 11 percent — an increase of about $21 for a typical resident.
At this week’s Indiana Water Summit, Jim McGoff with the Indiana Finance Authority says the state is starting to collect data from the central part of the state — which already has a regional water collaborative.
As coal plants shut down in Indiana, the state gets less money from the air permit fees that companies pay to put pollution in the air.