Victory! Keeping Clean Water Clean in Indiana
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
ELPC’s persistent advocacy with our Indiana colleagues resulted in a huge step toward keeping unnecessary pollution out of the clean lakes and rivers that wind through the Hoosier state. On March 15th, the Indiana Water Pollution Control Board (WPCB) voted 6-2 to adopt new “anti-degradation standards” under the Clean Water Act. This victory follows more than five years of work by ELPC and our allies across Indiana. Together, we drafted the standards and ushered them through the state’s decision-making process at the WPCB, where they were critiqued and revised through negotiations and testimony. The people of Indiana backed us up by writing to the Board members and telling them how important clean water is to them. ELPC will remain engaged in Indiana to ensure these new standards are implemented well. Read ELPC’s press statement about this victory.