On Air with IER: Episode 54

This week: A bipartisan bill making its way through the Indiana legislature seeks to limit the amount of PFAS firefighting foam used during training, and Congress grills the EPA administrator about the Trump administration's request to slash the agency's budget by 26%.
March 2, 2020


Welcome to Episode 54 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Indiana Bill Seeks to Reduce Firefighters’, Hoosiers’ Exposure to PFAS Contamination

By Enrique Saenz

A bill approved by both houses of the Indiana legislature seeks to limit the use of firefighting foam that contains a potentially toxic chemical.

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

  1. Learning from the monkeyface prickleback
    Link for the first story.

  2. Study: Oil and gas industry reward lawmakers who oppose environmental protections
    Link for the second story.

  3. State-wide invasive species conference set for March 26
    Link for the third story.


Trump administration proposing major cut to EPA

By Enrique Saenz

In a new budget proposal, the Trump administration announced its intent to cut the budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by more than a fourth.

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