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Chamber Attends Regional EPA Meeting; EPA Requests Meetings With Hoosier Industry

Last week, the Indiana Chamber attended a meeting at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V Headquarters in Chicago, hosted by Cathy Stepp, the Region V administrator. Other participants included representatives from the Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin chambers of commerce and EPA Smart Sectors staff. What is EPA Smart Sectors? The EPA describes Smart Sectors as a [...]

2019-12-20T03:25:51-05:00December 20th, 2019|

Energy/Environment/Infrastructure: U.S. EPA Region 5 and IDEM Meet With Hoosier Businesses

On October 17, the Indiana Chamber took a contingent of members from its environmental and energy committees to Chicago for a meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator, Cathy Stepp, and her staff, along with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Commissioner Bruno Pigott and other key IDEM staff. The purpose of the trip was to [...]

2019-10-25T11:38:46-04:00October 25th, 2019|

Coming Soon: Indiana Environmental Conference With EPA Leader

We're excited for our marquee environmental event next week that will feature Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 2019 Indiana Environmental Conference October 9 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. The event is hosted by the Indiana Chamber in partnership with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). Wheeler's keynote will open the [...]

2019-10-03T12:16:15-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

EPA Leader Wheeler to Keynote Indiana Environmental Conference Oct. 9

Enter post title. Edit / enter post date. Check Press Releases category checkbox. Post Attributes: Template dropdown use Default Template. Enter / format post content in the text box below. Fusion Page Options (near bottom of screen) > Sidebars > Select Sidebar 1: Set to "No Sidebar". Delete this instructional text box. Click Publish. (INDIANAPOLIS) — Andrew Wheeler, [...]

2019-10-03T11:45:48-04:00October 3rd, 2019|

Chamber Comments on the EPA’s Proposed Denial of New York’s Clean Air Act Petition Against Indiana and Other States

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed to deny a petition submitted by the state of New York under section 126(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition asks EPA to determine that more than 350 identified sources in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia emit air pollutants that significantly contribute to [...]

2019-06-14T14:53:47-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Chamber Meets With EPA Regional Administrator

On October 30, the Indiana Chamber – along with nearly 50 members (and a couple of other trade associations) – met in Chicago with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V Administrator Cathy Stepp, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Commissioner Bruno Pigott and their staffs to discuss environmental issues that impact the Indiana regulated community. Chamber member Skipp Kropp [...]

2018-11-06T23:59:57-05:00November 7th, 2018|

Federal Relations: EPA Issues New Rule to Replace Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the long-awaited replacement to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Indiana Chamber has been a staunch advocate for repeal of the CPP, which mandated a cut in the entire power sector’s emissions, and had made that request to the Trump administration. At the heart of the problem with the CPP: [...]

2018-08-27T13:12:08-04:00August 27th, 2018|

Net Neutrality Regulation Officially Ends; EPA Considering Cost-Benefit Analysis in Rulemaking

The Obama-era net neutrality regulations governing the internet are no more. On June 11, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order took effect. The FCC’s press release stated that the order provides a framework for protecting an open internet while paving the way for better, faster and cheaper internet access for consumers. It replaces unnecessary regulations with [...]

2018-06-15T13:29:39-04:00June 15th, 2018|

Chamber Submits Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan; Other Big EPA News Impacting Indiana

On April 26, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting the repeal of the controversial rule, Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units – more commonly known as the Clean Power Plan. If implemented, the rule is projected to increase Indiana’s electricity rates 16% [...]

2018-04-27T13:11:06-04:00April 27th, 2018|

Trump Administration Delays Burdensome WOTUS Rule; Donnelly Approves

This week, the Trump administration formally suspended the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule for two more years, which will be well after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to have its replacement ready to go. WOTUS would have given the EPA greater jurisdiction, leading to small waterways like wetlands and ponds being subject to federal rule. This [...]

2018-02-02T13:05:11-05:00February 2nd, 2018|