Description: Challenge to approval for construction of integrated gasification combined cycle electric power plant at Edwardsport facility in Knox County, Indiana.
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Inc. v. PSI Energy, Inc. d/b/a Duke Energy Indiana, Inc.
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/16/2008 Opinion Download Opinion issued upholding grant of petition for construction of power plant. In 2007, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved the construction of a 630 MW power plant in southwest Indiana. Several environmental groups appealed the Commission's approval, alleging that it erred by failing to reopen proceedings to admit new evidence, failing to consider the potential future costs and that state laws favoring the use of Indiana coal violated the Commerce Clause. The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld approval of the project, finding that the evidence of increased construction costs did not require that the proceedings be reopened, that the Commission had anticipated the potential costs that might be imposed by federal greenhouse gas regulations and that the use of Indiana coal did not violate the Commerce Clause.