On Air with IER: Episode 36

This week: The town of Speedway is trying to find out who is dumping a large amount of industrial oil into the town's water supply, and a biofuel company says Big Oil's relationship with the Trump administration caused it to close a bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana.
September 3, 2019


Welcome to Episode 36 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


Corn vs Oil: Ethanol Company Blames Oil Refinery Waivers for Closure

By Enrique Saenz

The owner of an ethanol bioprocessing facility in western Indiana says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decisions are to blame for the facility’s shuttering.

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

  1. Air pollution accelerates lung disease as much as smoking
    Link for the first story.

  2. Two million gallons of sewage spilled into the river in Flint, Michigan
    Link for the second story.

  3. Famous Rapture Reef disappeared after 2018 hurricane
    Link for the third story.


Speedway Officials Asking Residents for Help Stopping Industrial Oil Dumping

By Enrique Saenz

Speedway, Indiana, officials said they need the public’s help to identify the source of large amounts of industrial oil being dumped into the town’s water system.

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