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Sierra Club — “State Approves Much Smaller Rate Increase For Duke Energy Customers”
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Sierra Club — “State Approves Much Smaller Rate Increase For Duke Energy Customers”

Wendy Bredhold is with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. “This coal plant is way too expensive for customers and is not needed,” she said.

Sierra Club — “Activists criticize plan to keep 1 coal-fired plant”
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Sierra Club — “Activists criticize plan to keep 1 coal-fired plant”

The Herald, June 22, 2020 EVANSVILLE — A utility that serves about 145,000 customers in southwestern Indiana plans to close three coal-fired power plants while adding solar and wind power as part…

Sierra Club — “Vectren Plans To Go 60 Percent Renewable Energy By 2025”
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Sierra Club — “Vectren Plans To Go 60 Percent Renewable Energy By 2025”

Wendy Bredhold is with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. She says this new plan is a big improvement — but Vectren still hopes to keep its remaining coal unit at its F. B. Culley Generating Station in Warrick County running for another two decades.

Gendernexus — “Survey reveals gaps in services available to Indianapolis’ LGBTQ+community”
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Gendernexus — “Survey reveals gaps in services available to Indianapolis’ LGBTQ+community”

“These results are heartbreaking and demand action,” said GenderNexus Executive Director Julie Walsh.

JCRC — “What prominent community members say should be done to make Indiana better for everyone”
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JCRC — “What prominent community members say should be done to make Indiana better for everyone”

Lindsey Mintz, Indianapolis Star, June 17, 2020 Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council If this “moment” is going to lead into a new chapter in our country’s civil rights journey, and if…

Sierra Club — “Indiana regulators decline to scrutinize IPL coal practices but continue Duke review”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana regulators decline to scrutinize IPL coal practices but continue Duke review”

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive, June 9, 2020 Dive Brief: Indiana regulators last week denied Sierra Club’s motion to open a subdocket on Indianapolis Power and Light’s (IPL) coal plant operations, despite opening a subdocket…

MAI — “Muslim Alliance of Indiana highlights local business”
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MAI — “Muslim Alliance of Indiana highlights local business”

The Muslim Alliance of Indiana wants to give Muslim-owned businesses a chance in the spotlight.

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.

Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”

Since Jan. 25, 2019, more than 70 community members have participated in creating solutions to the local substance abuse crisis. The UCO has developed partnerships with agencies across the region.

Sierra Club — “National Consumer, Environmental Groups Urge Indiana Lawmakers To Reject Coal Bailout Bill”
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Sierra Club — “National Consumer, Environmental Groups Urge Indiana Lawmakers To Reject Coal Bailout Bill”

“This bill is nothing but a giveaway to the coal industry,” said Wendy Bredhold, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Indiana. “Legislators should be focused on how to support communities impacted by coal plant retirements instead of trying to slow the transition to clean energy at the expense of all Hoosiers.”