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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

IDEM > About > IDEM's Mission Statement IDEM's Mission Statement

IDEM's mission is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial and government activities vital to a prosperous economy.

Environmental protection in Indiana has come a long way since 1986, when IDEM was established. Since then, IDEM has grown to a staff of 900, and employs some of Indiana's most qualified engineers, scientists and environmental project managers specializing in air, land, pollution prevention and water quality issues.