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Earth Charter — “Evansville will host annual statewide Climate Leadership Summit”
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Earth Charter — “Evansville will host annual statewide Climate Leadership Summit”

Elected officials and community leaders from across Indiana will visit Evansville this year for an annual leadership summit on climate change.

Sierra Club — “The controversial ‘coal bailout’ bill could raise your rates. Here’s what you should know”
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Sierra Club — “The controversial ‘coal bailout’ bill could raise your rates. Here’s what you should know”

Ohio’s provides subsidies for a few coal and nuclear plants around the state, while also reducing requirements that utilities meet benchmarks for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Wyoming’s requires utilities to try to sell their coal plants before being able to close, but no one is wanting to buy them, according to Jeremy Fisher, an analyst in Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program.

Sierra Club — “Indiana utilities would be prevented from shutting down coal-fired plants under new bill”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana utilities would be prevented from shutting down coal-fired plants under new bill”

“This bill is bad for energy consumers, bad for our air and water, and bad for climate progress at a time when we need to accelerate the clean energy transition, not slow it down,” said Wendy Bredhold, senior representative for the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal Campaign” in Indiana and Kentucky.

Covering Kids & Families — “ACA enrollment slips in Indiana”
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Covering Kids & Families — “ACA enrollment slips in Indiana”

She said Covering Kids and Families has developed “more of a known presence” in northeast Indiana.

Sierra Club — “Indiana utility to retire 2 of 4 remaining coal-fired units”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana utility to retire 2 of 4 remaining coal-fired units”

“It’s good that IPL is moving to get rid of two units at this outdated, massive Super Polluter, but we can’t tiptoe our way out of the climate crisis,” Wendy Bredhold, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indian

Sierra Club — “IPL Plans Early Retirement of Two Coal-fired Units at Petersburg Plant”
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Sierra Club — “IPL Plans Early Retirement of Two Coal-fired Units at Petersburg Plant”

“Sierra Club and our allies will continue to push for the clean energy that Indianapolis residents demand and deserve, which must include a plan to fully retire Petersburg by 2028 and clean up its widespread toxic pollution. Anything less is a failure for our climate and our communities,” said Bredhold.

Sierra Club — “Indiana Utility Will Close Coal-Fired Units Early”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana Utility Will Close Coal-Fired Units Early”

The Sierra Club, among the environmental groups that have referred to the Petersburg plant as a “super polluter,” in a statement said it was pleased with the decision to close two coal units at the plant, and said it would continue to push for IPL to stop using coal altogether.

Sierra Club — “IPL Plans To Close Part Of Coal Plant, Go Half Renewables By 2039”
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Sierra Club — “IPL Plans To Close Part Of Coal Plant, Go Half Renewables By 2039”

Members of the Indianapolis City-County Council and the Sierra Club have urged IPL to go coal free and fully retire its Petersburg plant by 2028.

Sierra Club — “IPL to retire two of its four remaining coal-fired power units by 2023”
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Sierra Club — “IPL to retire two of its four remaining coal-fired power units by 2023”

The Sierra Club hailed the Indianapolis-based utility’s announcement, but said it would push for IPL to stop using coal altogether.

Covering Kids & Families, “Trump Cuts May Hurt Enrollment In Health Insurance Marketplace”
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Covering Kids & Families, “Trump Cuts May Hurt Enrollment In Health Insurance Marketplace”

“They know the ins and outs, they know the process,” he says. “They’ve seen 100 of these applications, whereas for a consumer, it’s probably their first one and it looks very, very daunting. And they walk you through that process step by step.”