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Daily Local News – August 4, 2015

Despite the advice of public health officials, most high school students in Indiana are not being vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV; The EPA has proposed controversial new rules for coal-fired power plants which could have big implications for Indiana; Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington has announced it will be the home of a new location for the Indiana …

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Interchange – The Best of Andy Mahler: A Poet Protecting Mountaintops


This episode features award-winning poet and author Maurice Manning, a native of Danville, Kentucky. Manning’s work has appeared in The Green Mountains Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Sonora Review, and The New Yorker. His collection entitled “Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions” was the 2001 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In the …

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Opponents of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Plant Lose Battle As Duke Increases Monthly Charges

Opponents of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification plant have lost another battle in the fight to keep Duke from passing on plant development costs to consumers. Last week, the Indiana Court of Appeal unanimously upheld an Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission ruling in 2012 to allow Duke to increase by 16  percent its monthly charges to its 790,000 Indiana customers to …

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Natural Gas Consumers Forced to Fund New Private Gas Plant

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a ruling that could force consumers of natural gas in Indiana to pay the long-term construction and operational costs of a private sector coal gasification plant in Southern Indiana. Back in 2010, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, or the IURC, signed a contract with Leucadia National Corporation to allow the company to pass on …

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Duke Agrees To Close Old Terre Haute Coal Power Plants

A private coalition of environmental groups has forced Duke Energy Indiana to agree to close its old coal-fired power plants in Terre Haute. The settlement between Duke and the coalition, composed of the Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition, Valley Watch, and Save the Valley, was reached before an Indiana Department of Environment administrative law judge. The settlement requires Duke to …

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EcoReport – Sierra Club Reports: Power Plants Polluting Water

In today’s EcoReport feature, a new report from the Sierra Club shows that Indiana Power Plants discharge toxic coal Ash or Wastewater into the state’s streams. WFHB investigates the pollution practices, as well as an effort to stop a new Indiana coal mine from being built.

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