Denise Abdul-Rahman

The state's new energy policy task force had its first meeting on Monday. The group is charged with helping Indiana develop a statewide energy plan. Some of the topics discussed were how the transition away from coal would affect Hoosiers and how local ordinances are affecting the siting wind farms in Indiana.

The Indiana NAACP is asking the state to include an environmental justice advocate on the new energy policy task force. The group met with Gov. Eric Holcomb to discuss the issue and other things this week. 

A bill that could impose harsher penalties on protestors cleared its latest hurdle at the state House. Specifically, those who threaten so-called “critical infrastructure” — such as oil refineries, gas pipelines, and even chemical manufacturing plants. 

Peter Wright (Photo courtesy of LinkedIn)
Lauren Chapman

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Superfund program says he’ll recuse himself from sites contaminated by his former employer DowDuPont — eleven of which are in Indiana.