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Indiana Gasification LCC is awaiting Gov. Mike Pence’s decision on whether he will support the project, which was championed by former Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Company spokesman Mark Lubbers said the without Pence’s approval, Indiana Gasification and its parent company, New York-based Leucadia, cannot move ahead to secure a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.

“The project and policy are in Governor Pence’s hands. … The time has come for him to tell us if he is going to say yes or no,” Lubbers said.

Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault did not immediately reply Wednesday for an update on when the governor might announce if he’ll support the project.

Lubbers declined to comment on the environmental group’s permit challenge, aside from saying it had been expected.