Fighting Unjust Right to Farm Laws

HEC filed a case in Hendricks County on behalf of rural Hoosiers harmed by a nearby factory farm, challenging the constitutionality of Indiana’s right to farm laws.

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EPA Coal Ash Limits

The EPA has announced first-ever limits on toxic wastewater discharged into our rivers and streams from coal ash lagoons. This will greatly benefit Indiana as our state has more coal ash lagoons than any other.

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Greening the Statehouse

Register now for this year’s Greening the Statehouse, Indiana’s largest gathering of environmental advocates and eco-minded Hoosier voters. This year’s event will be at the University of Indianapolis on November 14, 2015 and is open to the public.

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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 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.