On Air with IER: Episode 66

This week: A coalition of groups from across the nation threaten to sue the EPA unless it reviews flare standards for the first time in three decades, and a Goshen man faces multiple charges for an alleged "green product" scheme targeting Amish investors.

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Every day, people across the world will make decisions or innovations that affect the way Hoosiers live. We’ll track the changes so you’re ready for them.

Researchers find flood risk in U.S. much greater than government estimate

Researchers found that millions more Americans are threatened by flooding than suggested by government estimates.

NIPSCO announces delay in Michigan City coal ash pond retirements

NIPSCO announced it delayed work to close five coal ash ponds at its Michigan City Generating Station until spring 2021.

Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle Roundup cancer lawsuits

The maker of Roundup agreed to a $10 billion payment to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits filed against it.

Tribes, advocacy groups sue EPA over rule narrowing scope of federal waterway protections

A group of native American tribes filed suit to stop a new federal rule that limits the scope of waterways under federal protection.

Study: Plants can absorb plastic through roots

A team of researchers found that small pieces of plastic can accumulate in plants.

EPA administrator signs National Pollinator Week Proclamation

EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the agency’s first proclamation recognizing the week of June 22 as National Pollinator Week.

Purdue professor appointed to EPA agricultural committee

A Purdue professor was appointed to the EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee.

Indiana utilities move away from coal despite legislature’s efforts

Another utility company announced it will move away from coal soon, despite legislative efforts to slow down the transition.

Farmers turning cow manure into natural gas

A Massachusetts farmer turns cow poop into profits.

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