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Indiana legislators ignore bills that could benefit the environment

Indiana legislators ignore bills that could benefit the environment

Indiana legislators ignoring bills that could help environment

Indiana legislators have put Hoosiers in a dangerous position by refusing to listen urgently to concerns about climate change or the need for more renewable energy access.

Instead, they pursue false, dangerous, and expensive schemes for special interests.

This is not a new issue at the legislature, but the passage of time has called for more urgent action. According to the United Nations climate report, the current climate crisis has been declared code red for humanity. Purdue University says climate change is already causing more extreme rain events, less agricultural production, and more severe droughts and heatwaves to Indiana.

Opinion:Letter: The Indiana Legislature should pay attention to climate change bills

Confronting Climate Crisis, a high-school student-led statewide campaign, spent months gathering support to legislative climate action from public officials. This coalition of 80 organizations and Hoosiers came from all parts of Indiana. They collected nearly 20,000 signatures to a petition calling on climate legislation. They worked to get it introduced in the Senate and House by representatives from both parties. Their bills were never given a hearing.

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