This week the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new set of proposed regulations for existing coal-fired power plants.
Gov. Mike Pence says the EPA's plan to reduce CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030 could cost Indiana thousands of jobs.
In 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency put emission standards in place for coal fired power plants, and Indiana is one state appealing the new rules.
Indiana, along with 12 other states, is suing the Environment Protection Agency over new regulations for power plant emissions.
A bill that would have restricted IDEM from creating environmental regulations stricter than the EPA's died in a Senate committee yesterday.
A bill proposed by Warsaw Republican David Wolkins wants to make sure Indiana doesn't pass environmental regulations stricter than the EPA's.
'The No More Stringent Bill' is intended to minimize regulatory and environmental barriers to economic development in the state.
The EPA is proposing a reduction in the amount of ethanol in gasoline, which would be detrimental to Indiana corn farmers.
Indiana and 13 other states are suing the EPA over pollutions standards it set, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case yesterday.
Proponents for and against proposed EPA standards for existing coal-fired power plants met in Chicago to share opinions at a listening session.