Pushing for Cleaner Air in Muncie

The Hoosier Environmental Council organized a coalition of ten health and environmental organizations in April, 2015, calling for strengthening  controls at Exide Muncie.

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Urge Senator Donnelly to Support National Climate Action

Contact Senator Donnelly and urge him to oppose any Congressional bills that would eliminate, seriously weaken, or undermine the Clean Power Plan, which will address the need for carbon emission standards.

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HEC Calls for Lake Erie Phosphorus Reduction

The Hoosier Environmental Council, along with 53 other public interest groups from across the Great Lakes Basin, urged Governor Pence to make a concrete commitment to reduce phosphorus contaminating this vulnerable basin by 40%.

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5 Major Victories!

Thanks to our supporters and partners, HEC helped bring about 5 victories during the 2015 legislative session!

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Support the Mounds Greenway

The Mounds Greenway is a sustainable plan for conservation, recreation and economic opportunity along the West Fork White River and is proposed as an alternative to the Mounds Reservoir.

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The Paul M. Chase Memorial Prize

The Hoosier Environmental Council has established the Paul M. Chase Memorial Prize, which will be presented as an annual honor to a worthy young Hoosier in celebration of the life of a true champion of social justice.

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Helping a Community Fight Pollution

People who live in a working-class suburb of Elkhart, Indiana have finally seen an end to 14 years of enduring hazardous fires, constant dust, acrid smoke and obnoxious odors from the dangerous practices of an RV waste recycler thanks to the efforts of HEC.

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The voice of the people for 30 years. The eyes and ears of everyone in Indiana who is concerned about the environment. And everyone who should be. The Hoosier Environmental Council is Indiana’s leading educator and advocate for environmental issues and policies. We are passionate about our role in shaping the state’s environmental future and all who will be affected by it.

We have made significant progress in protecting forests, groundwater, and lakes throughout the state. Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, Forbes magazine ranks Indiana the 49th greenest state. So there is a lot of work to do. A lot of teaching. A lot of talking. And a lot of listening.

We could spend our energy pointing fingers, and those who are responsible should certainly be held accountable. But that energy would be best utilized in finding new solutions and alternatives to the practices and misguided efforts that got us where we are today. Hoosiers are smart, hard-working, resourceful people. Exactly the kind of people we’re proud to represent and to help us get the job done.