On Air with IER: Episode 28

This week: Wide-ranging PFAS legislation passes its first hurdle, and the Trump administration finalizes a controversial air pollution plan.
June 24, 2019


Welcome to Episode 28 of the IER Podcast hosted by Alexa Chryssovergis.


Wide-ranging PFAS Legislation Passes Senate Committee

By Enrique Saenz

Bipartisan legislation that will regulate the use of a group of potentially deadly manmade chemicals known as PFAS has passed a major hurdle and now awaits action by the full Senate.

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

  1. 3 seed-bearing plant species have disappeared each year since 1900
    Link for the first story.

  2. Ammonia fertilizer industry emits 145 times more methane than EPA estimate, study finds
    Link for the second story.

  3. The American diet includes 70,000 particles of microplastics per year
    Link for the third story.


EPA Finalizes Controversial Air Pollution Plan

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule it says will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-powered plants across the country. Critics say the rule could increase air pollution and endanger lives in Indiana and the rest of the country.

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