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  • Small Business Owners Support EPA Water Rule
    July 24 2014
    The Environmental Protection Agency's plan to regulate…
  • Big Victory for Iowa and Clean Water
    July 11 2014
    The Environmental Law & Policy Center and the Iowa…
  • Restore the Clean Water Act: Take Action to Prevent Water Pollution, Reduce Flooding and Protect Habitat
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • Howard Learner Earth Day Op-Ed in Register - Clean Up Iowa's Lakes and Rivers
    April 22 2014
    On this Earth Day, let’s celebrate how Iowa is becoming a…
  • The Register's Editorial: New regulations needed to deal with nation's water
    February 6 2014
    Iowa has filthy water. This state ranks among the worst in the…
  • Lakes Are A Fundamental Part of the Iowa Experience
    February 1 2014
    Guest Opinion: Protecting lakes protects economy   …

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The Des Moines Register: No water quality money in Iowa House sales tax revisions
Posted Feb 05, 2016

The Iowa House is considering three bills to extend a statewide sales tax for school construction projects, but none is tied to Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to scoop a portion of future revenue for water quality projects. A House subcommittee on Tuesday advanced House Study Bills 551 and 549, both of which would extend the 1-cent school infrastructure sales tax by 20 years from 2030 to 2050. Rep. Ron Jorgensen, R-Sioux City, chairman of the House Education... Read More »
The Dunn County News: Plan in place to clean Red Cedar River Basin
Posted Jan 29, 2016

The Dunn County Board of Supervisors heard an update on the Red Cedar River Basin and efforts to clean the phosphorous from the area when they met last week. UW-Extension natural resource educator Dan Zerr presented the Red Cedar Water Quality Partnership plan to decrease the amount of phosphorous in the Red Cedar Basin by 40 percent over the next 10 years. The long-term goal would be to decrease the phosphorous level by 65 percent, but Zerr said that isn’t possible in the allotted... Read More »
KIOW: Northey Releases the Iowa Water Quality Initiative 2016 Legislative Report
Posted Jan 29, 2016

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey  highlighted the Iowa Water Quality Initiative 2016 Legislative Report during his presentation to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. “We continue to see engagement and investment in water quality efforts and it is exciting to see the progress that is being made.  Thanks to the support we have received from the Governor and Legislature the Iowa Water Quality Initiative continues to expand and work with... Read More »

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