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NIPSCO 'clean closure' of Michigan City Generating Station


NIPSCO has already begun to clean up the five coal ash ponds on the 123-acre property Michigan City Generating Station. The generating station has sat on the edge of the Michigan City shoreline since 1931. NIPSCO will retire the Michigan City generating station by 2026-2028. The station would then no longer generate any electricity from burning coal. Instead, NIPSCO is investing some $2 billion in renewable energy projects including wind and solar On Monday, August 1st beginning at 6:00 pm at the Michigan City’s City Hall the IURC is holding a public hearing at Michigan City Hall to determine if the proposed rate increase is the most cost-effective way for NIPSCO to comply with federal environmental regulations. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney spoke with NiSource representatives Nick Meyer, Vice President, State Communications and Kelly Carmichael, our Vice President of Environmental Policy. The representatives provided an overview of the cleanup work the organization is doing right now and how it fits into the larger picture.

As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.
Dee Dotson is the host and producer of our radio show/podcast, Regionally Speaking. Dee is responsible for connecting with the northwest Indiana community to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Media listening audience.