Bills aimed at regulating LEAP pipeline won’t get hearings, local lawmakers say
Rep. Negele and Sen. Deery say the bills, facing a Tuesday deadline for committee hearings, appear dead for the 2024 General Assembly session. Negele: ‘That doesn’t mean we’re backing down’
A set of identical bills looking to crimp plans targeting western Tippecanoe County as a water source for the massive development plans for the LEAP district two counties away appear dead in this General Assembly session, a pair of lawmakers carrying the bills said Friday morning.
State Rep. Sharon Negele, an Attica Republican, and state Rep. Spencer Deery, a West Lafayette Republican, said they’d been told this week their bills would not get committee hearings in the Indiana House and Indiana Senate before a key Tuesday deadline.
Both said leaders in the House and Senate weren’t anxious to take up regulations aimed at limiting the length of pipelines and how much groundwater they could carry away to industrial uses at a time when the controversial LEAP pipeline concept has been put on pause until at least 2025.