On Air with IER: Episode 63

This week: Monroe County officials and two environmental groups sue to stop the U.S. Forest Service from implementing a plan they say could pollute Lake Monroe, and changes to a chemical reporting law could allow more companies to be exempt from reporting what chemicals they make near you.
May 25, 2020


Welcome to Episode 63 of the IER Podcast hosted by Enrique Saenz.


Monroe County, Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Hoosier National Forest Management Plan

By Enrique Saenz

Monroe County and two environmental groups filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a forest management plan for Hoosier National Forest they believe will pollute Lake Monroe, a major drinking water source for the area.

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

  1. Central Michigan residents under threat as floods approach chemical complex and toxic Superfund site
    Link for the first story.

  2. EPA to add 172 PFAS chemicals to Toxics Release Inventory
    Link for the second story.

  3. Purdue Climate Change Research Center to hold climate change training for educators
    Link for the second story.


Changes to Reporting Law Could Weaken Public’s Knowledge of Toxic Substances Produced Nearby

By Enrique Saenz

Health groups and environmental groups worry that updates to a federal chemical reporting law could threaten public health and the environment by allowing more companies to produce and import toxic substances without letting the public know.

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