On Air with IER: Episode 30

This Week: We learn more about a proposed Vigo County ammonia plant that seeks to have a near-zero carbon footprint, and health organizations are suing the Trump administration to stop an air pollution rule that could actually increase air pollution.
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July 15, 2019
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Introduction

Welcome to Episode 30 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.

1:50

Vigo County Residents Concerned About Planned Ammonia Fertilizer Plant and Carbon Sequestration

By Enrique Saenz

A new law will allow a proposed fertilizer plant near Terre Haute to run with a low carbon footprint, but residents living near the facility worry the plant could have a negative effect on their health and the local environment.

Read the full story.

12:34

Intermission

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

  1. Poor Air Quality in Walkable Neighborhoods Offsets Health Benefits
    Link for the first story.

  2. Forest Thinning May Help Trees Be More Climate Resilient
    Link for the second story.

  3. Plant Milkweed, Avoid Pesticides to Help Monarch Butterfly
    Link for the third story.

16:33

Health Groups File Lawsuit to Stop EPA Air Emissions Rule

By Enrique Saenz

Two national health organizations have filed a lawsuit this week to prevent the Trump administration from implementing an air emissions rule that could result in increased air pollution and premature deaths in Indiana and the rest of the country.

Read the full story.

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