Water Pollution Control Board Votes to Protect Indiana’s Waters
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Water Pollution Control Board protected Indiana’s waterways by voting today to adopt new standards to reduce water pollution.
The Board’s 6-2 vote completed more than five years of work by stakeholders from across the state.
“ELPC commends the Board’s action today to better protect clean water in Indiana,” said Brad Klein, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center. “Indiana’s lakes and streams will now stay cleaner for many Hoosiers to enjoy.”
Klein said the new standards offer clarity to regulators tasked with protecting waterways.
“In addition to protecting clean water, these standards will prevent future controversies like the one that erupted in 2007 when BP proposed increasing ammonia discharges into Lake Michigan,” he said.
Klein commended the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for getting input from stakeholders in developing Clean Water Act antidegradation standards.