Coal ash contains toxic heavy metals that contaminate water. Indiana has millions of tons of coal ash most of which is sitting in the floodplains of Lake Michigan or the Wabash, Ohio, or White Rivers where it is contaminating groundwater and threatening the waterway.  Two bills in 2021, SB 367 and HB 1469, will ensure that coal ash disposal keeps Lake Michigan, our rivers, and groundwater safe.  While both bills were denied hearings, there was progress in that two Republicans joined two Democrats in sponsoring SB 367 in the Senate.