This week, we take a look at several environmental bills making their way through the Indiana legislature. One bill seeks to remove all state protections for state wetlands. Another bill wants to make it difficult for local governments and state-funded universities to move away from fossil fuels. A third seeks to set the groundwork for a carbon market in Indiana.
February 8, 2021


Welcome to Episode 86 of the IER Podcast!


Governor Shares Concerns About Wetland Protection Repeal After Senate Approval

By Enrique Saenz

As a controversial bill seeking to remove state protection from Indiana’s wetlands passed the Senate this week, Gov. Eric Holcomb voiced his concerns regarding the impact of the bill, which is opposed by the two agencies charged primarily with caring for the state’s environmental health.

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Bill Restricting Local Governments, State Universities from Reducing Climate Impacts Heads to Senate

By Enrique Saenz

A bill that takes away local governments’ power to choose utilities generated without fossil fuels and that places multiple barriers for state universities to choose how they acquire their power sources is making its way through the Indiana legislature.

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Indiana Carbon Market Bill Passes First Hurdle in State Senate

By Enrique Saenz

A bill backed by farmers and environmentalists establishing the state’s first carbon market has passed its first hurdle toward becoming a law.

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