On Air with IER: Episode 73

This week: Youth activists from West Lafayette want Purdue University to commit to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, and the IDEM commissioner speaks about the agency's actions during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
August 17, 2020


Welcome to Episode 73 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Student and Community Groups Call on Purdue University to Join Local Climate Efforts

By Enrique Saenz

A diverse coalition of more than 70 student and community organizations has sent a letter to Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, asking the former Indiana governor to commit the school to join local efforts to address climate change.

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

  1. Former EPA heads say EPA needs “reset” after election

Link for the first story.

  1. Court strikes down legal opinion used to justify rollback on migratory bird protections

Link for the second story.

  1. Environmental groups say water use at border wall threatening endangered species in Arizona

Link for the third story.


IDEM Commissioner Speaks About Agency's Actions During the Early Days of the Pandemic

By Enrique Saenz

During a keynote speech during the Partners for Clean Air Awards, IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott talked about the agency's role during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and how agency operations will adjust in the future.

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