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State Rep. Praises 2 Students Who Helped Draft Environmental Legislation

May 26, 2009

_DSC5153A.JPGMay 26, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "The idea for another key piece of legislation that I was able to usher through the General Assembly was brought to me by two DePauw University students, senior Michael Lutz and sophomore Taylor Cantril," writes Indiana State Representative Nancy Michael. In a summary of the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly published in the Brazil Times, the Democrat from District 44 explains, "The measure creates a state loan program to help school corporations install geothermal heating and cooling systems. These units make use of the Earth's natural energy, cutting down on utility expenses and reducing reliance on more polluting forms of power."

Rep. Michael adds, "Michael and Taylor were invaluable in helping me get this bill passed. They testified before a key House committee on theNancy Michael 2009 SH.jpg numerous ways geothermal systems can benefit our state."

Lutz graduated from the University this month, while Cantril will be a junior in the fall.

Read the column at the newspaper's Web site.

Learn more about the Geothermal Conversion Loan Fund in this previous article.