On Air with IER: Episode 102

This week: Indiana lawmakers introduce legislation that would prevent state agencies from doing more than the federal government to protect human health and the environment and prevent the state from doing business with companies that want to move away from fossil fuels.
February 7, 2022


Welcome to Episode 102 of the IER Podcast!


House Passes Bill Leaving Fate of Hoosier Health, Environment in Federal Government’s Hands

By Enrique Saenz

A bill that would, among other things, prohibit state agencies from setting any regulation that is “more stringent” than comparable federal statutes or regulations has made its way through the Indiana House of Representatives.

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Indiana Lawmakers Back “Anti-Free Market” Bill Banning Contracts with Banks Shedding Fossil Fuel Investments

By Enrique Saenz

A bill prohibiting the state from investing in or entering into contracts with companies that “boycott” fossil fuels, the main source of greenhouse gas emissions that have changed the earth’s climate, has been withdrawn from consideration.

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Voluntary Approach to Renewable Energy Siting Passes Indiana Senate

By Enrique Saenz

The Indiana Senate approved a bill that would reward communities that choose to adopt certain renewable energy siting standards with financial incentives.

Read the full story here.