On Air with IER: Episode 50

This week: The Trump administration has finalized a rule that limits which waterways are under federal Clean Water Act protections, and we look into whether Indiana's 2019 agricultural fortunes are a sign of things to come.
January 27, 2020


Welcome to Episode 50 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Trump Administration Finalizes Repeal of “WOTUS” Rule

By Enrique Saenz

The Trump administration has finalized a rule that makes certain bodies of water fall under lenient state pollution requirements instead of stricter federal Clean Water Act regulations.



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

  1. Proposal seeks to remove environmental consideration from highway, pipeline planning
    Link for the first story.

  2. Indiana DNR releases five-year plan for outdoor recreation
    Link for the second story.

  3. Proposed Indiana legislation could threaten environment, raise electric bills
    Link for the third story.


Is Climate Change Already Affecting Indiana’s Agriculture?

By Enrique Saenz

The recently released Indiana annual crop summary showed changing weather patterns are affecting the production of the state’s top crops, and the problem could be getting worse.

Read the full story.