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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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Newton Daily News: Iowa needs clean water legislation
Posted Dec 09, 2014

As our water continues to get more and more polluted, only a handful of our elected officials are stepping up and taking action to begin holding polluters accountable. Last week Rep. Dan Kelley, from Newton, was one of those elected officials. He joined Iowa CCI members for a meeting with the Iowa DNR to get an update on how the DNR was implementing the Clean Water Act for factory farms in Iowa.  Since the Clean Water Act rule passed this year, DNR still hasn’t issued a single Clean... Read More »
Sioux City Journal: New water rule subjects Iowa livestock farms to inspections, greater oversight
Posted Dec 07, 2014

HULL, Iowa | Craig Moss feeds 900 head of cattle on a farmstead near here that's been in his family for five generations. In more recent years, the Sioux County family has extensively renovated the expansive open feedlots that are home to the young black-and-white and red-and-white crossbred Holstein steers. Pouring hundreds of yards of concrete has helped improve the drainage, while the installation of metal grates has allowed rainfall to leave the pens while holding back the thousands of... Read More »
Daily Gate City: Funding Iowa’s water, land legacy drives group’s effort
Posted Dec 04, 2014

Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy, formed by a coalition of Iowans in various conservation and related outdoor recreation organizations, is pressing state legislators to direct funding to the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. The Legislature created the trust fund in 2010 to address important conservation issues, but did not fund it at the time. “The time is now, to make this happen,” said Kristin Aschenbrenner, policy coordinator with the Nature Conservancy.... Read More »

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