Indiana Attorney General Files Motion Supporting Trump Energy Rule

The Affordable Clean Energy rule is expected to increase air pollution, resulting in more premature deaths.

On Air with IER: Episode 37

This week: Lots of roll backs. The Trump administration rolls back a rule that would have made light bulbs more efficient, and the EPA rolls back limits on methane, a greenhouse has 25 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

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Every day, people across the world will make decisions or innovations that affect the way Hoosiers live. We’ll track the changes so you’re ready for them.

Invasive bug species threatens agriculture in Pennsylvania

The invasive spotted lanternfly, thought to have come to the U.S. in a shipment of stones from Asia around 2014, has descended upon Pennsylvania in the hundreds of thousands.

EPA awards nearly $900,000 to Purdue University for PFAS research

Purdue University will receive just under $1 million in grant money from the Environmental Protection Agency for research on reducing a group of synthetic chemicals in drinking water.

Interactive database shows locations of wind turbines in the U.S.

Indiana is home to some of the tallest wind turbines in the country, according to a database of the country’s turbines.

This week is Pollution Prevention Week in Indiana

Governor Eric Holcomb has declared this week ‘Pollution Prevention Week’ in Indiana.

Portion of Trump’s border wall to disturb federally protected areas

Three federally-protected national conservation areas in the southwestern U.S. face negative environmental consequences from the Trump administration’s border wall expansion.

Indiana health officials warn against EEE virus from mosquito bites

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in three horses and one group of mosquitos in Elkhart County, state health officials report.

University of Cambridge replaces beef, lamb with plant-based substitutes

The University of Cambridge has removed beef and lamb from its menus and replaced them with plant-based products.

Toxic PFAS chemicals found in schools

Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, chemicals have been found in the drinking water of several schools in Stow, Massachusetts, about 21 miles west of Boston.

FEMA officials arrested on fraud charges after stealing Hurricane Maria relief funds

Three individuals have been arrested on charges of disaster fraud, accused of stealing more than $1.8 billion in disaster relief funds that were intended to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid.

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