Courier Press: Indiana to join lawsuit over EPA clean water rulePosted Jul 06, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Monday that the state will join a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new federal rule that he says leads more bodies of water in the state to fall under regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Zoeller argues the proposed rule under the Clean Water Act finalized by federal environmental regulators last week will place burdens on Hoosier farmers. But a leading environmental advocate said the rule... Read More »
Indy Star: Projected water shortage prompts citizens to build new reservoir in FishersPosted Jun 24, 2015
Concerned by projections of a water shortage in Central Indiana by 2050, Citizens Energy Group announced plans Tuesday to build a new $20 million reservoir in Fishers.
Citizens has bought an 88-acre former limestone quarry from Irving Materials west of Olio Road and on the south side of Geist Reservoir's northern end, spokeswoman Sarah Holsapple said.
Citizens will fill the quarry with water over the next five years to create Citizens Reservoir. By 2020, the reservoir will hold 2.7 billion... Read More »
Fox 59: Environmental Protection Agency investigating Kokomo water contaminationPosted Jun 22, 2015
KOKOMO, IN (June 22, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency is working to identify the source of a dangerous pollutant in an underground plume that provides drinking water to 55,000 residents in Kokomo.
The nearly 300-acre underground water source contains a manufactured chemical called vinyl chloride, according to testing performed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
“These are chronic contaminants that over a long period of time, if you consume them, they... Read More »
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