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Valley Watch joins Sierra Club in challenge of Indiana Gasification permit extension

January 14, 2014- by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Valley Watch has joined with the Sierra Club in filing a challenge of the recently extended permit for the proposed Indiana Gasification facility in Rockport.  Valley Watch feels strongly that IDEM did not … Continue reading






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Rate/Taxpayers end up losers in bizarre authoritarian scheme called Indiana Gasification

October 28, 2012-by Mike Jarmus in the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette You might not have, but the Indiana state government has signed a deal to potentially pass down the loss to taxpayers and natural gas users alike. Tracy Warner’s Oct. … Continue reading






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Deal between environmentalists, state’s pollution regulators, steel mill raises questions

July 26, 2012-by Ryan Sabalow in the Indianapolis Star White-capped waves splashed along Lake Michigan’s sandy shoreline, where dozens of families played one recent afternoon in the summer sun. But just to the west, behind the bikinis, board shorts and … Continue reading






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What on Earth is the deal with Indiana Gasification? Or how do “conservatives” justify such leftist, authoritarian business models.

June 13, 2012 – By John Blair, valley watch.net editor It is doubtful that schemes to refine synthetic gas and liquids from coal will ever be economic, Indeed, only two countries have used such technology because they were desperate for … Continue reading






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Indiana leads the way in release of toxic chemicals to water. Rockport’s AK Steel is nation’s largest toxic water polluter

April 3, 2012-A Press Release from Environment America (Use this link to download entire report) Editor’s note: Rockport, IN is already one of the most toxic communities in the entire US. And yet, Local and state officials are wanting to force … Continue reading






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Critics raise questions about Rockport power plan

March 18, 2012-by John Russell in the Indianapolis Star They were announced with great fanfare nearly six years ago: plans to build a high-tech plant in Rockport in southwestern Indiana that would use coal to produce billions of cubic feet … Continue reading






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Former IURC Chairman INDICTED on ethics raps involving Duke Edwardsport

December 12, 2011-by John Russell in the Indianapolis Star The former chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has been indicted on a three felony counts of official misconduct in cases concerning Duke Energy Corp. A Marion County grand jury today issued … Continue reading






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Duke ignored water issue at Indiana plant, consultant says

July 29, 2011-by Chris O’Malley in the Indiana Business Journal Regulatory filings alleging Duke Energy Corp. grossly mismanaged construction of its Edwardsport plant contend the utility ignored warnings for seven months over potential problems with federal regulators if it disposed … Continue reading






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Office of Consumer Counselor reverses stance on Duke Energy’s Edwardsport plant

July 8. 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. In a shocking reversal of position, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) has reversed its support for the Duke Energy Edwardsport power plant fiasco. Just last November 3, OUCC head, David … Continue reading






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Activist ( John Blair ) shows 98 cents worth of outrage at Duke Energy annual meeting

May 6, 2011-by John Downey in the Charlotte Business Journal Indiana activist John Blair provided the most dramatic moment at Duke Energy’s annual meeting Thursday, tearing his dividend check to pieces to express his outrage with CEO Jim Rogers. It cost him 98 cents. … Continue reading






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Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois all among the 11 “Least Green States”

April 25, 2011-by 24/7 Wall Street. Editor’s note-The listing compiled was actually  from first greenest to the least greenest. Vermont occupies 1st place while Indiana came in a dubious 48th. Illinois ranked 44th and Kentucky 40th.     24/7 Wall … Continue reading






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Duke deal still tainted by coziness

February 28, 2011-An Editorial Opinion in the Indianapolis Star. While federal, state and Marion County authorities look into the chummy relationships between Duke Energy executives and state regulators, the taxpaying and rate-paying public may already have seen enough. Last week … Continue reading






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Rockport gas plant backed by Daniels hits snag. Without pipeline’s OK, $2.6B Rockport project could be doomed.

February 14, 2011-by Ted Evanoff in the Indianapolis Star. Indiana’s Senate has handed Gov. Mitch Daniels a setback on the big coal gasification plant he wants to see built at Rockport. Senators rejected a measure that would have cleared the … Continue reading






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