Our 2013 legislative priority: Promote a bill that educates Hoosiers on the damaging effects of phosphorus-containing lawn fertilizer on our lakes.
Why it matters: More than 7,000 acres of lakes in Indiana are contaminated by excess phosphorus, which is a major contributor to blue-green algae blooms. Dirty algae harms fish, birds, and recreational businesses that all thrive on clean water.
Our 2013 legislative priority: Advance a bill that will allow cities and counties to raise dedicated funds to expand public transit.
Why it matters: In Indiana, only 1% of people take public transit to work and 83.4% drive alone. HEC will help expand public transit to provide convenient, affordable commuting options and spur the redevelopment of our urban communities.
By moving away from dependency on coal that harms our air.
Our 2013 legislative priority: Advocate for amendments to energy bills that will expand investment in clean energy.
Why it matters: More than 90% of Indiana’s power plants are powered by coal. Indiana faces more than $5 billion in annual health care costs associated with the harmful effects of power plants. Clean energy investment creates jobs and improves our air.