INDIANAPOLIS – Tea party activists have found a new target in a decades-old United Nations document that calls for better care of the environment, and Indiana is the latest state to enter the growing debate.
Republican Rep. Tim Neese of Elkhart has proposed a ban on implementing any environmental proposals stemming from the U.N.’s “Agenda 21.” That measure and a similar one in the Senate likely won’t get much traction in the General Assembly.
It’s an issue that’s been slowly moving from the fringes of the tea party into statehouses nationwide. Tennessee and Alabama passed bans last year and five states are considering it this year.
Former Fox News host Glenn Beck is fueling the fire with a novel that foresees the U.N. taking over the U.S. to generate clean electricity.