New mine to open in Daviess County
The annual coal meeting by the Daviess County Commissioners received an unexpected addition when White Stallion Energy announced plans to open the Captain Daviess Mine in far southeastern Daviess County. The mine is one that has been in the works for several years but now appears about ready to start. Read more here.
Consumer advocate recommends against NIPSCO rate hike
The state's advocate for utility customers is recommending against an electricity rate increase requested by NIPSCO.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor filed testimony Wednesday with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that argues NIPSCO can meet its business needs without an increase in residential rates that would cost the average customer $11 per month. Read more here.
Sunrise Coal Planning Expansion
The Knox County Council is considering a major tax abatement for Terre Haute-based Sunrise Coal Co. The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports the company plans to invest $60 million to expand its Oaktown operations and add up to 60 jobs. Read more here