On Air with IER: Episode 61

This week: We get a first look at which companies are asking IDEM for leniency during the COVID-19 crisis, and people living near the Michigan City Generating Station prepare their response to a coal ash pond clean up plan that could leave behind a legacy of pollution.
May 4, 2020


Welcome to Episode 61 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


IDEM Releases COVID-19 Noncompliance Requests

By Enrique Saenz

The state of Indiana’s environmental agency has shared documents that show which regulated entities have asked the state to adjust the enforcement of certain regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

  1. Major Indiana coal company receives $10 million small business loan
    Link for the first story.

  2. EPA proposes to retain NAAQS for particulate matter
    Link for the second story.


NW Indiana Residents Prepare to Respond to NIPSCO's Coal Ash Pond Closure Plansw

By Enrique Saenz

Residents in La Porte, Jasper Counties worry Michigan City Generating Station coal ash pond closure plan will not remove decades’ worth of pollution and associated health risks. Now, they're preparing their response to NIPSCO's clean-up proposal.