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8/30/13

Duke Energy to Retire Wabash River Coal Units in Settlement

A coalition of Indiana environmental and citizens groups including the Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition, Valley Watch, and Save the Valley announced a legal settlement today that requires Duke Energy Indiana to stop burning coal at most of its...

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8/14/13

Groups Move for Recusal of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa From Leucadia Coal Gasification Case

Citing Justice Mark Massa’s long and close relationship with the project director for the proposed Rockport coal gasification plant and his work as Gov. Mitch Daniels’ general counsel when the governor pushed enabling legislation for the project, the...

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7/1/13

CAC CALLS ON INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE INCREASED COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PRAIRIE STATE ENERGY CAMPUS

Citizens Action Coalition is calling on Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to investigate any potential misrepresentation that led to communities extending their contracts to purchase power from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA), a utility...

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4/9/13

Sierra Club and Citizens Action Coalition Launch Aggressive Ad Campaign to Stop the Leucadia Tax

The Sierra Club and Citizens Action Coalition today announced an advertising campaign to urge state lawmakers to support Senate Bill 510 and to prevent the Leucadia tax on natural gas bills.

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3/28/13

OPEN LETTER TO GOV. MIKE PENCE: VETO SB560

The Honorable Mike Pence, Governor of the State of Indiana:

Senate Bill 560 (Utility Transmission) will likely be headed to your desk in the near future. As a representative of over 40,000 residential ratepayers in our great State, Citizens...

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2/25/13

American Electric Power Agrees to Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants in Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Today a coalition of citizen groups, states and U.S. EPA announced a landmark settlement agreement with American Electric Power (AEP) requiring AEP to stop burning coal by 2015 at three power plants in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

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2/6/13

Indiana Public Interest Groups Announce Support for Legislation to Protect Hoosiers from Gas Rate Hikes

Today, a broad coalition of groups joined together to urge Indiana lawmakers to protect ratepayers from the huge financial risk associated with the proposed Leucadia coal gasification plant.

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1/25/13

Consumer and Environmental Groups File Notice of Appeal Over Edwardsport IGCC

Today, a coalition of consumer and environmental groups filed notice with the Indiana Court of Appeals of their intention to appeal the approval of the settlement in the controversial Duke Energy Edwardsport IGCC proceeding by the Indiana Utility...

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12/18/12

IURC: Impervious to ethics scandal

Today, a coalition of citizen groups filed an objection to the renewed participation of Chief Administrative Law Judge Lorraine Seyfried in proceedings relating to Duke Energy’s problem-plagued and scandal-ridden Edwardsport IGCC power plant.

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11/29/12

New Poll Finds Hoosiers Oppose Sweetheart Deal for Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Coal Plant

Public opinion poll and companion report released by Sierra Club and Citizens Action Coalition chronicle history of corruption and cost overruns at Edwardsport. Unsurprisingly, the public is unsympathetic toward Duke Energy.

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