This podcast of the WBOI Weekend News Roundup highlights the top stories to hit the Fort Wayne area this week. 

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.

Alex Dierckman | WFIU/WTIU

Coal dominates Indiana’s energy production, but the industry has faced major challenges nationwide over the past decade. But a new study asks what would happen if coal workers were retrained to produce a different type of energy—solar.

Sierra Club

Clean energy advocates launched a statewide ad campaign to compel Indiana-Michigan Power to close their coal-fired Rockport plant, the largest in the state. But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen reports, the power company says it is already on track to convert to cleaner energy.

The Sierra Club, Ball State University students, and community leaders unveiled a new ad campaign to compel I&M to shut the plant down. 

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The Environmental Protection Agency has recently toughened pollution standards for toxic emissions and regulations are likely to increase in the future. The new rules push utilities towards cleaner energy production, but they’re also costly.

Coal-fired power plants in Indiana are balancing federal demands with business pressures in a number of ways.