On Air with IER: Episode 107

This week: A new report finds Indiana's waterways are too polluted to play in, and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoes a bill trying to stymie important regulations.
March 28, 2022


Welcome to Episode 107 of the IER Podcast!


Report: Nearly Three Quarters of Indiana’s Waterways are Too Polluted for Safe Recreation

By Enrique Saenz

The fresh water that flows through the state like blood through veins keeps Hoosiers alive, literally and through its importance in agriculture and as an economic driver for other industries.

But for decades now, Indiana’s waterways have been the dumping ground for pollutants from multiple sources, resulting in waterways too polluted to swim or play in safely.

Read the full story here.


News In Brief

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

Hundreds of personal care items recalled after cancer-causing chemical found
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Proposed SEC rule would force publicly traded companies to report greenhouse gas emissions
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Holcomb Vetoes Broadband Bill After Last-Minute Language Delaying Emergency Rules Added

By Enrique Saenz

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a last-minute attempt to sneak through restrictions on state agency emergency actions and regulations on the environment and other issues embedded inside a blockchain bill.

Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed House Enrolled Act 1211, a bill originally written to get the Indiana Department of Administration to explore the use of blockchain technology within the state.

Read the full story here.