On Air with IER: Episode 101

This week: We take a look at how a bill setting up a drainage task force could end up stripping away Indiana's few remaining wetland protections and why legislators are pushing bills to support carbon capture and sequestration.
January 31, 2022


Welcome to Episode 101 of the IER Podcast!


Hoosier Groups Urge Legislators to Pass Renewable Energy Bills at Statehouse Event

By Enrique Saenz

A diverse mix of groups met at the Indiana Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to support legislation that would make it easier and more cost effective for Hoosiers to adopt renewable energy systems.

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Drainage Task Force Bill Could Lead to Repeal of Remaining State Wetland Protections

By Enrique Saenz

A bill being considered by the Indiana Senate seeks to establish a task force to examine the regulatory impediments faced by farmers dealing with drainage issues on their land, but conservation and environmental groups said they are concerned the task force could ultimately lead to negative impacts on the state’s wetlands.

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News In Brief

A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

Air pollution reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees
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Tonga eruption helping space scientists understand Mars
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House Natural Resources Committee Advances Pair of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Bills

By Enrique Saenz

Indiana lawmakers have advanced a pair of bills seeking to establish the validity of carbon capture and sequestration projects in the state.

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