On Air with IER: Episode 108

This week: Two towns in northwest Indiana make a deal after dumping tens of thousands of gallons of raw sewage water into waterways for more than 10 years, and one of the state’s top financing officials talks to Congress about how to make a program to protect water quality better.
April 19, 2022


Welcome to Episode 108 of the IER Podcast!


Northwest Indiana Towns Settle Federal Lawsuit Over Raw Sewage Discharges into Waterways

By Enrique Saenz

A pair of northwestern Indiana towns have entered into agreements to resolve allegations they violated federal and state laws by allowing raw sewage to enter waterways.

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Wind power company pays $8 million, gets 5-year probation for killing golden eagles

By Enrique Saenz

A subsidiary of one of the largest clean energy producers in the country will pay millions in fines and face five years of probation after pleading guilty to the killing of at least 150 bald and golden eagles by wind turbines over the last decade.

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Indiana Finance Authority COO Testifies at House Drinking Water Hearing

By Enrique Saenz

Federal funding mechanisms for improving Indiana’s water infrastructure work but need more flexibility to help eliminate lead service lines, PFAS and other issues, according to testimony from one of the state’s top finance officials.

Jim McGoff, Indiana Finance Authority chief operating officer and director of environmental programs, testified March 29 before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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