On Air with IER: Episode 67

This week: A legal battle between IDEM and the EPA over the air quality designation for a small part of Huntington County could get even more complicated after three groups threaten to sue over supposed inaction, plus an Indiana farmer was one of several witnesses invited to testify about the proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act and other help farmers might need to enter the carbon credit market.
July 6, 2020


Welcome to Episode 67 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Groups Say EPA Failed to Ensure Huntington Had Plan to Clean Up Sulfur Dioxide Air Pollution

By Enrique Saenz

A trio of environmental groups said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowed agencies from Indiana, other states and territories to go months or years without submitting federally-required plans for cleaning up air pollution. The groups are threatening legal action.

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

  1. NIPSCO announces delay in Michigan City coal ash pond retirements
    Link for the first story.

  2. Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle Roundup cancer lawsuits
    Link for the second story.

  3. Researchers find flood risk in U.S. much greater than government estimate
    Link for the second story.


Indiana Farmer, Farming Group Leaders Testify to Refine Braun Carbon Market Bill

By Enrique Saenz

A first-generation Lafayette farmer was one of several witnesses called to testify at a U.S. Senate committee reviewing a bill that would help kickstart the carbon market industry.

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