On Air with IER: Episode 106

This week: A federal watchdog says the EPA needs to do more to make sure chemical facilities can withstand climate change effects, and a major new study finds more evidence that discriminatory housing policies are still affecting the health of minorities today.
March 15, 2022


Welcome to Episode 106 of the IER Podcast!


Federal Watchdog: EPA Should Assess Climate Change Risk to Facilities with Hazardous Substances

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to ensure that hazardous substance facilities are able to withstand the threats of natural hazards made worse by climate change in order to prevent accidental releases, according to a new report.

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News In Brief

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

NIPSCO to clean up coal ash contamination at Pines Superfund site
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EPA publishes state-level greenhouse gas emissions data
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Lead gasoline exposure blunted IQ of half of U.S. population
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Study: Historic federal housing discrimination led to millions of Black, Latino Americans breathing dirtier air today

By Enrique Saenz

The historic practice of federal housing discrimination, known as redlining, has led to millions more Black and Latino Americans breathing in dirtier air than White Americans over decades, according to a new study.

Read the full story here.