But with a legislature that could be unreceptive to environmental policy, HEC is also guarding against an unwinding of existing laws.
Group plans full-time presence at Statehouse to guard against governor, Republican legislature rolling back environmental protections.
The Hoosier Environmental Council is hosting Thursday night's debate at the Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis. The group says Democratic nominee Vi Simpson and Libertarian candidate Brad Klopfenstein both have agreed to take part.
Environmentalists and Indiana's newspaper association say a state agency's plans to stop publishing notices about public hearings on air-quality issues will leave some residents in the dark about policy changes that could impact their health.
The latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan for a $14.4 million floodwall and levee from Butler University to Kessler Boulevard is both good and bad news for woodland advocates.
Waste management districts would need county OK to levy property taxes to fund their programs.
The state’s largest green group is seeking changes to measures it says could strip funding and oversight for environmental protection.
Valparaiso-based Legal Environmental Aid Foundation will help HEC extend its reach.
Led by Jesse Kharbanda, the Hoosier Environmental Council is keeping its agenda lean to boost chances for success in short session.
The oil industry says a new oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast might create jobs for Indiana residents if the Obama administration approves its construction.
Designation to east-side project would go beyond building certification.
Indiana environmental groups file a second lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers, alleging permits for 29 miles of the I-69 project between Oakland City and Washington violate the Clean Water Act.
The rules specify under what circumstances, and by how much, polluters can increase pollution into the state's surface waters.
Indiana's 142-mile extension of Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Evansville will siphon hundreds of millions of dollars away from other road and bridge projects in coming years, according to a report from an environmental group.
Opponents say bridges along the new, 142-mile highway extension would worsen flooding in southwestern Indiana.
Senate Bill 251, which passed the Indiana House Utilities and Energy committee Friday, calls for a voluntary goal of producing 10 percent of the state's electricity from renewable energy resources by 2025.