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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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PorkNetwork: Tremendous response to Iowa’s new nutrient reduction program
Posted Jul 25, 2014

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that the $1.4 million in cost share funds made available statewide last week to help farmers install new nutrient reduction practices have been obligated. The practices that were eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fall fertilizer."The tremendous response to these cost share funds shows again that farmers are committed to using voluntary, science-based conservation... Read More »
Iowa Farmer Today: Court upholds Iowa water-quality regulations
Posted Jul 25, 2014

DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court recently upheld water-quality regulations business and farm groups say are costly and burdensome. The rules require anyone with new or expanded wastewater discharges into waterways to seek permits and certification from the state. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and others sued the Environmental Protection Commission which voted in December 2009 to adopt the new rules. The lawsuit attempted to disqualify two of the commissioners’ votes and... Read More »
Des Moines Register: Iowa CCI vows to continue fight for clean water
Posted Jul 21, 2014

Each year, factory farm hogs in Iowa produce as much raw, untreated waste as 45 million people. That's 15 times the population of Iowa. This manure is dumped on fields, and some of it ends up polluting the water we drink, swim in, and fish in – the water we depend on. Factory farm manure pollution is a major reason Iowa now has 630 polluted waterways. And with hundreds of new factory farms being built every year, this crisis is only getting worse. But we can do something about it right... Read More »

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