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document October 30, 2015

Final Merits, Order and Opinion in Vectren Appeal

Court strikes down approval to spend $90 million on Vectren's aging power plants

A coal fired power plant spews smoke into the air.
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Press Release: Victory October 30, 2015

Court Strikes Down Approval to Spend $90 Million on Outdated Coal Plants

Ruling comes in response to a lawsuit brought by Earthjustice and Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana on behalf of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Sierra Club and Valley Watch

Transmission lines in Indiana.
(Photo courtesy of Michael Kappel)
case January 29, 2015

Defending Indiana Ratepayers From Costly, Aging Coal Plants

In January 2015, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission granted permission for Vectren South to collect and spend nearly $90 million of ratepayer money to maintain five aging coal units: A.B. Brown units 1 and 2, F.B. Culley units 2 and 3 and Warrick Unit 4. Vectren, which provides electricity to approximately 140,000 customers in southwestern…

Press Release January 29, 2015

Indiana Approves Continued Spending on Aging, Expensive Coal Plants

Earthjustice intervened in this case to ensure the most efficient use of Indiana ratepayer’s money by prioritizing cheaper, cleaner alternatives over expensive, polluting power plants.