New bill would strip protections for Indiana’s isolated wetlands

Indiana Senate Bill 389, a controversial bill to strip state protections of isolated wetlands, passed the Indiana Senate on Monday, Feb. 1 with a vote of 29-19. The bill eliminates all state isolated wetlands permitting requirements from the law. Wetlands that meet the Waters of the United States criteria will still be regulated under the Clean Water Act (sections 401 and 404).

Read more about how the passage of SB389 will affect the state’s wetlands.

SB 389 will now head to the Indiana House of Representatives for its first reading. To voice your support or opposition to the bill, reach out to your state senator.