Green Jobs Now: Indiana

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The latest in the WorkingNation Green Jobs Now series is online:

In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Now, according to the ruling, the EPA must get specific directions from the U.S. Congress on how to regulation those emissions.

Annually, The Hoosier State is among the top ten coal-producing states in the nation and the Indiana attorney general was among the 19 who challenged the EPA’s authority.

Environmental leaders in the state say the Supreme Court ruling will not stop their efforts to push the state toward alternate energy sources.

“It will not deter our work to train the next generation of climate leaders here in Indiana,” says Danni Schaust, resilience implementation manager at the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University. The university runs the McKinney Climate Fellows (MCF) program for undergraduate and graduate students focused on climate, sustainability, and community resilience. Read the full report on WorkingNation.

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