The 343-acre site was purchased with BNT and HRI funds, as well as funds from Indiana Michigan Power (I&M). I&M’s portion was part of a legal settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, eight states, and 13 citizen groups. As part of the settlement, I&M agreed to invest $2.5 million to improve air quality in Indiana through various projects.
The settlement monies are overseen by a committee including Citizens Action Coalition, Hoosier Environmental Council, and the Indiana Wildlife Federation. The Sierra Club is a non-voting member, and Environmental Law and Policy Center is a non-voting legal advisor and facilitator.
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