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The environment plays a large role in issues, such as COVID-19 and racial justice, that are of major focus this election year.

Indianapolis Star

As the gubernatorial race heads into its final month, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and Democratic challenger Dr. Woody Myers have mapped out strikingly different strategies to grow jobs while protecting the health and environment of Hoosiers.

Indiana’s environmental issues have not let up much in recent years. The state is a top producer of carbon emissions and continues to struggle with widespread air and water pollution. At the same time, the cost of energy is rising and the impacts of climate change are hitting harder than ever before.

Holcomb, a lifelong Hoosier and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, doesn’t list the environment as one of the top issues in his campaign. Before becoming governor four years ago, he worked as an adviser to