On Air with IER: Episode 70

This week: East Chicago residents are concerned the EPA will delist 671 properties from the Superfund National Priorities List before all health threats are removed, and a court has ordered the EPA to reassess whether Porter County meets national air quality standards for ozone.
July 27, 2020


Welcome to Episode 70 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


EPA Proposes Removing 671 East Chicago Homes from Superfund List

By Enrique Saenz

East Chicago residents are concerned about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to remove hundreds of homes from a list tracking the nation’s most contaminated sites.

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

  1. Gas flaring rises to highest level since 2009
    Link for the first story.

  2. 21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule
    Link for the second story.


Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Lake County Ozone Designation, Orders Redo of Porter County Designation

By Enrique Saenz

A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to redo or review its ozone air quality designations in several states, including one for Porter County, but said a 2018 ruling for Lake County still stands.

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