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Indianapolis Council’s Carbon Credit Resolution Could be the Start of Something Big

by Spencer Valentine, IFA Forests for Indy Campaign Director On Monday November 21st, the Environmental Sustainability Committee for the Indianapolis City/County Council convened to discuss a Special Resolution asking the Committee to develop a Carbon Credit plan in 2023 that will create a financial path for protecting Indianapolis’ urban forests and trees. While some resolutions …

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Moving Forward in the Fight for Indiana’s Wetlands

From Jeff Stant, Executive Director Another session of our General Assembly has finished, this one exhibiting the most hostile attitudes toward our environment and natural heritage in the seven years that I’ve been lobbying for IFA there.  Here is a detailed recounting of how the legislature gutted Indiana’s wetlands law.     Senate Bill 389 …

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Join Our Push for Carbon Legislation to Help Preserve Private Forests

A huge opportunity to encourage the preservation of private woodlands and generate money for the creation of more public forests is scheduled to be considered Feb. 1 by the Indiana Senate Natural Resources Committee.   Indiana Forest Alliance and its affiliate, Carbon Neutral Indiana, are part of a coalition of environmental groups and others supporting …

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Experienced political fundraiser is IFA’s new development director

Attorney Morgan Whitacre, who has deep experience as a political fundraiser, is the new development director at the Indiana Forest Alliance. Whitacre has served as campaign finance director for US Congressman André Carson, Indiana State Senator JD Ford, Freedom Indiana, and on three US Senate campaigns – for Baron Hill and Evan Bayh. “Morgan brings …

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