Trump administration’s regulatory rollback playing out at Indiana coal plant

Midwest Energy News: An Indiana utility will delay its plan to install top-of-the-line wastewater pollution controls at its largest coal plant as the U.S. EPA reconsiders the federal Obama-era rule that prompted the upgrades.

The delay from the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) is among the first clear effects of President Trump’s aggressive rollback of environmental regulations, according to advocates fighting the EPA’s actions in federal court. Even so, environmentalists agree that NIPSCO would be better off shuttering the plants instead of investing ratepayer money in costly upgrades to keep them open.

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