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  • 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   …
  • Iowa Commission Says No to New Water Quality Standards for Lakes
    October 14 2013
    The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission Monday declined to…
  • Groups Seek Better Standards for Iowa Lakes
    September 30 2013
    Last month, the Environmental Law & Policy Center and the…
  • Dead Zone Decision: Court Ruling Forces EPA Action on Mississippi River Pollution
    September 23 2013
    Action would also fight algae blooms in Great Lakes and other…
  • Environmental groups call for clean water goals to reduce harmful algae blooms and protect clean water in lakes
    August 21 2013
    The Iowa Environmental Council and Environmental Law and Policy…

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Iowa Soybean Association urges review of EPA proposal
Posted Apr 04, 2014

The Iowa Soybean Association is encouraging producers to make their opinions heard on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed waterway rule. ISA Policy Director Carol Balvanz says the details will matter on this important issue. Balvanz says ISA members will thoroughly review the language in the proposed rule and evaluate how its implementation may impact soybean farmers. The rule's 90 day comment period begins as soon as the proposal is published in the federal register. Read more
Iowa American Water partners with EPA
Posted Mar 26, 2014

DAVENPORT, IA., March 20, 2014 – This week Iowa American Water is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the sixth annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs from March 17-23. The national campaign, part of the EPA's WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within homes.Considering there are more than 110 million households in this country, a seemingly minor leaky faucet or running toilet... Read More »
Hog Wild: Factory Farms Are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water
Posted Mar 26, 2014

Before I even stepped from my truck onto the gravel outside the New Fashion Pork hog confinement facility, Emily Erickson, the company's animal well-being and quality assurance manager, handed me a pair of stretchy white plastic footies to put over my shoes. It was a blustery day in September, the sky threatening snow—the first hint of winter, when cold, dry air stabilizes viruses and biosecurity becomes a topmost concern. All of the hogs inside the confinement near Jackson, Minnesota,... Read More »

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