This year’s Greening the Statehouse, Indiana’s largest environmental conference, will focus on clean water and provide environmental policy updates as it returns to an in-person event Oct. 15 in Westfield.
The event, hosted by the Hoosier Environmental Council, will also display water-themed artwork by Hoosier artists and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water act.
“Because of the Clean Water Act, Indiana has substantially cleaner waterways than it did 50 years ago,” said Dr. Indra Frank, who serves as the Hoosier Environmental Council’s director of environmental health and water policy. “Greening the Statehouse 2022 will review what this landmark bipartisan legislation accomplished, while encouraging collaboration to tackle current water quality challenges.”
Robert Bilott, the environmental lawyer known for lawsuits against DuPont, will serve as the conference's keynote speaker. Bilott has spent more than 20 years litigating the hazardous dumping of the chemicals perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid.
The story in Bilott’s book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against Dupont,” inspired the major motion picture, “Dark Waters.”
Tickets can be purchased here through Oct. 6 with general admission, student pricing and scholarships available.
An online option is also available for those who are unable to attend in person.