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Few Environmental Changes See End of 2009 Session

During the legislative session that ended last week, environmentalists were hoping for tougher green regulations, as legislation they supported on a variety of environmental matters advanced further than most political observers ever thought possible. But at the same time budget negotiations were falling apart, so too were agreements over a bill to require more green power in the Hoosier state. While a budget failure means a certain special session, some believe the advancement of few green policies is another mark on Indiana’s already tarnished environmental record. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council executive director Jesse Kharbanda, about the 2009 session and the environment.

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