Boston company plans S. Ind. hydroelectric project Posted Dec 13, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — A Boston-based company announced plans Thursday to retrofit and reactivate a long-idle southern Indiana hydroelectric power plant in a $12 million project that's expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 2,000 homes.
Free Flow Power Corp. plans to install four new turbines at the Williams Dam on the East Fork of the White River in Lawrence County and upgrade the dam's existing powerhouse.
Water coursing through the turbines at the site about 9 miles... Read More »
Commentary: Indiana must plan for water protectionPosted Dec 13, 2013
Bordering Lake Michigan, Northwest Indiana is blessed with abundant water resources. Water accessibility promotes community health, stability and economic development. Unfortunately, not all parts of Indiana have this vital resource at their fingertips.
Since water is a limited resource, how do we best manage what we have?
The General Assembly’s Water Resources Study Committee, which I chair, is focused on water-related issues. What I have learned from expert testimony thus far is that... Read More »
Tully: The attack on Indiana's environmentPosted Nov 22, 2013
These are tough days for environmentalists in Indiana.
The logging industry seems to drive the Pence administration’s views on how to treat forests, just as it did the Daniels administration’s. Massive corporate-owned meat production facilities continue to grow in size and number. Water and air pollution remain a source of deep concern. And as if Indiana’s regulatory controls weren’t lax enough, the state legislature could soon make things much worse.
So it... Read More »
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