On Air with IER: Episode 72

This week: The EPA wants to know what you think about a plan to clean up a toxic Superfund site in Martinsville, a coalition in northwestern Indiana gives out awards for clean air contributions, and, after four years, the Trump administration restarts a committee meant to advise the USDA on ways to keep federal programs available to socially disadvantaged farmers.
August 10, 2020


Welcome to Episode 72 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


The EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Martinsville Clean Up Plan

By Beth Edwards

The Environmental Protection Agency opened a 30-day public comment period Aug. 3 on its proposed clean-up plan for the Pike and Mulberry Streets Superfund Site in Martinsville.

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NW Group Gives Out Clean Air Awards

By Enrique Saenz

The Partners for Clean Air, a coalition of businesses and organizations in northwest Indiana, gave out four awards for clean air contributions in the area.

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

  1. Government watchdog recommends creation of federal program to help Americans migrate from climate change-stricken areas

Link for the first story.

  1. Trump signs bipartisan bill that guarantees funding for federal land use efforts

Link for the second story.


USDA Minority Farmers Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting of Trump Administration

By Enrique Saenz

A committee established to help ensure that socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs was convened for the first time during the Trump administration.

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