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.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will hear a case from Indiana and 11 other states that argues the EPA's regulations on greenhouse gases are unlawful.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the standards will help combat climate change, but Governor Mike Pence says the proposal could hurt Indiana's economy.
The governor says the new standards would damage the state’s energy future.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management was letting ethanol plants in the state release more than two times EPA-allowed emissions.