On Air with IER: Episode 38

This week: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolls back a 2015 rule that expands the definition of waterways protected by federal law, and the state of Indiana and 19 other states are backing up a federal air pollution law that may make air pollution worse.
September 23, 2019


Welcome to Episode 38 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


EPA Rolls Back Federal Clean Water Protections

By Enrique Saenz

Environmental groups and business interests in Indiana have come out strongly on opposite sides of the decision to repeal a rule that expanded the definition of water protected by federal law.

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

  1. Indiana health officials warn against EEE virus
    Link for the first story.

  2. Toxic PFAS chemicals found in Massachusetts schools
    Link for the second story.

  3. Portion of proposed border wall to disturb federally protected areas
    Link for the third story.


Indiana Attorney General Files Motion Supporting Trump Energy Rule

By Enrique Saenz

The state of Indiana and 19 other states filed a motion supporting a Trump administration energy rule that’s expected to increase air pollution and premature deaths.

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