On Air with IER: Episode 60

This week: An Indiana University survey finds that only 1 in 5 Hoosiers thought a pandemic was possible, and northwestern Indiana residents are concerned a plan to close several coal ash ponds may not be enough to stop a legacy of pollution.
April 27, 2020


Welcome to Episode 60 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Survey Finds Hoosiers Underestimated Risk of Major Disease Outbreak

By Enrique Saenz

Hoosiers have been living in a new world in the month and a half since Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a public health emergency for COVID-19, but a new survey reveals only about 1 in 5 Hoosiers thought this situation was even possible.

Read the full story.



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

  1. Airlines will fly nearly empty planes regularly as part of bailout deal
    Link for the first story.

  2. Report finds decrease in EPA enforcement and rise in violations in Midwest
    Link for the second story.

  3. IUSB researcher creates glyphosate-detecting biosensor
    Link for the first story.


NW Indiana Communities Want NIPSCO to Do More Than Minimum During Coal Ash Pond Closure

By Enrique Saenz

Residents in La Porte, Jasper Counties worry Michigan City Generating Station coal ash pond closure plan will not remove decades’ worth of pollution and associated health risks.