Press Release

January 20, 2011

Senate Bill 102, authored by Senators Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield) and Lindel Hume (D, Princeton), and co-authored by Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) gives electric utilities in Indiana a virtual blank check. It also, over time, would deregulate billions of dollars of utility revenue, leaving Indiana with multi-billion dollar, unregulated monopolies.

December 15, 2010

The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) is meeting Thursday December 16 at 9:00 AM on the 9th floor of One North Capitol, directly across the street from the Indiana Statehouse. The IFA is set to discuss a resolution (Indiana Finance Authority Resolution G34-2010) with respect to a coal gasification plant to be constructed in Rockport, IN that will produce substitute natural gas.

December 9, 2010

Citizens Action Coalition celebrates the withdrawal of the Settlement Agreement with respect to the scandal-plagued Edwardsport IGCC. Despite being a party to case, CAC was excluded from settlement negotiations. This proposed settlement was a bad deal for the ratepayers of Indiana and only promised to continue shifting the burden of cost and risk onto the public while Duke Energy realized all the profits.

November 22, 2010

Today the Citizens Action Coalition, Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter, Save the Valley and Valley Watch called for critical consumer protections against cost overruns at the scandal-plagued Edwardsport coal gasification project caused by misdeeds of Duke Energy and State of Indiana officials. Specifically, the groups called on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to open two separate investigations to assess the economic impacts on the project of:

November 9, 2010


Yesterday’s firings by Duke Energy of President Michael W. Reed and staff attorney Scott Storms raise serious questions about what was uncovered by Duke in its internal investigations pertaining to the ongoing ethics scandal.  On November 5, Duke President James Rogers stated before the IURC that if any misconduct was discovered, his company would take “decisive and appropriate actions.”