The Indiana Environmental Reporter was an independent, nonprofit, award-winning news outlet created in 2018 to fill gaps in environmental reporting throughout Indiana, as well as to focus on strategies for citizens to prepare for, adapt to, and respond to the impact of environmental change. With sound science as its base, it presented environmental issues in a nonpolitical way and sought to make science and environmental information available to all Hoosiers. It published more than 1,000 articles, covering environmental topics in 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties. The organization ceased operation in June 2023, but all of its articles will be available on the website indianaenvironmentalreporter.org until April 2024.
The Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism and the Indiana Environmental Reporter reviewed statements of economic interest filed in 2022 by Indiana’s state lawmakers. They found more than 100 bills enacted from 2019 to 2022 that benefit industries the authors have ties to, creating at least the appearance of a conflict of interest. Click here to read their findings.