Final Update: 5/5/23

Unfortunately, Governor Holcomb signed HEA 1623 into law on the afternoon of May 4.  Hoosier Environmental Council will continue to work to protect Hoosiers and our waterways and groundwater from toxic coal ash.  We will do this through:

  • advocacy for corrective policy, 
  • watchdogging regulators to make sure current laws are upheld
  • legal challenges when necessary
  • building public support for protection from coal ash
  • work within coalitions to influence decision makers and build momentum for change

Thank you to all who took action on our veto request action.  Your involvement strengthens the impact and voice of the Hoosier Environmental Council.

About HEA 1623

House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1623 will make it harder for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to protect our waters from coal ash. HEA 1623 will also slow down Indiana’s rulemaking process, impose substantial new paperwork burdens on agency staff, and expand the ill-advised doctrine of “no more stringent than” in the state law.

View our sign-on letter to Governor Eric Holcomb to veto HEA 1623.

Updated: May 4, 2023 at 10:00am