There is mixed reaction in the Hoosier state over this week’s U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of new Obama administration rules regarding coal emissions. Coal and energy producers are applauding the decision, while environmentalists are calling it a setback.
The Court put the new rules on hold while the matter is being addressed in the lower courts.
The Indiana Coal Council and Indiana Energy Association both say the rules would result in higher energy prices and would hurt the state’s economy. The Hoosier Environmental Council says the rules are needed to protect the environment and address climate change.
Indy Politics spoke with both sides of the issue. The Leon-Tailored Audio features interviews with Bruce Stevens of the Indiana Coal Council and Mark Massel of the Indiana Energy Association, as well as Jesse Kharbanda of the Hoosier Environmental Council. Both segments run about 11 minutes.