[r54] Rep. Saunders honored by Indiana Conservation Alliance (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rep. Saunders receiving award.
Start Date: 1/25/2012
End Date: 1/25/2012

STATEHOUSE—Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) was recognized as a Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA) today, along with Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville).

Rep. Saunders was the House sponsor of Senate Enrolled Act 375, which created the Sustainable Natural Resource Task Force. The INCA thanked Rep. Saunders for his leadership throughout the process of passing the bill and applauded his continued commitment to improving the quality of life for families and communities.

Additionally, the INCA noted that Rep. Saunders remains a strong advocate against Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), which confines animals for extending periods of time for mass production of fertilizer. Environmentalists are concerned that CAFOs have the potential to contaminate water and air quality.

“It is an honor to receive this distinction from the Indiana Conservation Alliance,” said Rep. Saunders. “As a legislator, it is my duty to continually enhance our great state, which includes environmental improvements to promote a better quality of life for all Hoosiers.”

Today’s ceremony was followed by an open house and luncheon to celebrate the 8th Annual Conservation Day at the Statehouse.