Newton Daily News: Iowa needs clean water legislationPosted 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 oversightPosted 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 effortPosted 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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