|Don't Let Lawmakers Strip the Power of Indiana's Regulators to Safeguard Your Environment and Health - Oppose HB 1351!|
The U.S. suffered three major environmental disasters last year - in Ohio, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Indiana, with thousands of chemical storage tanks, thousands of miles of chemical pipelines, and among the highest density of coal ash and factory farm lagoons in the country, is vulnerable to having its own environmental disasters.
Indiana environmental regulators have historically played a very important role in proactively minimizing such dangers to Hoosiers and the environment. But things could drastically change if HB 1351
were to pass.
HB 1351 would completely repeal existing Indiana regulations that are not expressly authorized by federal or state law, and forbid Indiana regulators from enacting any new regulations, unless they are expressly authorized by federal or state law.
Given the grip that special interests have over the decision-making of Indiana lawmakers, HB 1351 would likely mean that virtually all positive, Indiana-based environmental policymaking - short of that which would be authorized by federal law - would come to a halt, making Indiana vulnerable to new environmental risks.
STATUS:HB 1351 will be heard on Tuesday, February 3rd in the House Governmental Reform Committee. TAKE ACTION!Call or send an email to one of the committee members, listed in the left-hand column and on our HB 1351 webpage today!
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The Hoosier Environmental Council Team