On Air with IER: Episode 34

This week: Community and environmental groups are suing the EPA for higher dust-lead standards, and environmental groups are concerned a Hoosier National Forest management plan may have a negative effect on the surrounding environment.
August 19, 2019


Welcome to Episode 34 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


Coalition of Community Groups Sues EPA to Revise Lead Hazard Standards

By Enrique Saenz

A coalition of community and environmental organizations from across the country filed a lawsuit asking a federal appeals court to review a rule addressing childhood lead exposure, saying the rule illegally allows children, including tens of thousands of Hoosier children, to be exposed to toxic lead.

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

  1. Ethiopia planted over 350 million trees in a day
    Link for the first story.

  2. Pacific islands call for end of fossil fuels following ‘climate crisis’ declaration
    Link for the second story.

  3. California becomes first state to require notification of PFAS Chemicals
    Link for the third story.


Hoosiers, Groups Worry Forest Management Plan Will Adversely Affect Lake Monroe

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a plan that calls for the thinning and harvesting of trees in an approximately 4,000-acre area within the Hoosier National Forest.

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