Coal

Courtesy of NIPSCO

A northwest Indiana utility plans to remove toxic coal ash from five of its ponds at its Michigan City coal plant. NIPSCO plans to excavate the waste and put it in a lined landfill at its other coal plant, R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield. 

Brock Turner / WFIU/WTIU News

A state Senate committee gutted language in a controversial coal bill on Thursday. The bill aimed to keep coal plants open until Indiana can develop a statewide energy plan. 

Tyler Lake / WTIU

The Indiana NAACP says keeping coal plants open longer would negatively affect the health of low-income and minority communities in the state. The group has asked lawmakers to vote down a House bill that could delay coal plant closures. 

Controversial Coal Bill Narrowly Passes Indiana House

Feb 4, 2020
Chris Light / Wikimedia Commons

A bill that would make it harder for utilities to close coal plants in Indiana passed in the state House on Monday 52 to 41. An amendment by Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) to help former coal miners may have made the bill more attractive to some Republican lawmakers. 

Chris Light / Wikimedia Commons

The state's new energy policy task force had its first meeting on Monday. The group is charged with helping Indiana develop a statewide energy plan. Some of the topics discussed were how the transition away from coal would affect Hoosiers and how local ordinances are affecting the siting wind farms in Indiana.

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/03/18

Mar 2, 2018
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Indiana Coal Advocates Cheer Trump Climate Order

Mar 28, 2017

Indiana is one of 28 states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the Clean Power Plan, which President Donald Trump began rolling back Tuesday. And Trump’s move has industry advocates cheering.

The Clean Power Plan would reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide in an effort to slow man-made climate change.

Hoosiers Push For Mine Restoration Dollars

Sep 29, 2016
Peabody Energy

Some Hoosiers and Appalachia residents are advocating for federal dollars to restore abandoned coal mines.

The RECLAIM Act would free up $34 million over five years for Indiana.

Indy Star

Five coal plants in Indiana ranked in the top 100 for both toxic and greenhouse gas pollution, according to a new analysis from the Center for Public Integrity. That’s more “super polluters” than any other state in the country.


Clean Power Plan Would Impact Hoosier Energy, Jobs

Sep 27, 2016
Duke Energy

Indiana is one of 27 states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. That case got its day before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Tuesday.

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