IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott addressed Environmental Rules Board about several bills passed by the Indiana Legislature affecting the agency directly.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has moved to boost inspections and enforcement in environmental justice areas.
Environmental groups are challenging a U.S. program that allows oil and gas pipelines to be constructed across wetlands, rivers and other bodies of water.
The planned $975 million Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing would link Indiana and Kentucky through Evansville, but will be open only to vehicles.
House Bill 1191, now Public Law 180, takes away local governments’ power to restrict natural gas or set energy-saving regulations on buildings.
Indiana Green City Mapper allows residents and city planners to see maps of urban green infrastructure and other climate change-related data to maximize resilience benefits.
New law removes state protections and permitting requirements for more than half of all state wetlands and weakens protections for most remaining wetlands.
Representatives from more than 100 groups representing tens of thousands of Hoosiers delivered a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb, asking him to veto a bill that would eliminate state protections for most Indiana wetlands.