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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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Restoration Efforts About to Begin for Two NW Iowa Lakes
Posted Nov 11, 2014

Compromised by carp, two northwest Iowa lakes will get some TLC from the Iowa DNR. Restoration work is about to get underway on two shallow lakes in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The DNR says a deterioration in water quality is what led to the project for Marble Lake and West Hottes Lake. The combined projects will cost nearly $500,000. Read More
Newton Daily News: New Iowa clean water rule goes into effect
Posted Oct 27, 2014

DES MOINES — A new Iowa clean water rule designed to increase inspections of livestock farms and provide stricter enforcement when manure spills pollute waterways is now in effect, after more than a year of hearings and deliberations by government agencies. The new rule, supported by farm groups, took effect Wednesday. It establishes new inspection and permit processes for livestock farms but does not impose mandatory permits for farms that repeatedly spill manure, a measure... Read More »
KTIV: Fight to fund water conservation in the Iowa Great Lakes
Posted Oct 22, 2014

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (KTIV/KUOO) -People in the Iowa Great Lakes are fighting for a fund to help water conservation in the state. Hesitation by politicians to raise Iowa's sales tax is leaving a fund intended to boost funding for conservation and water quality projects in limbo. Iowa's Water and Land Legacy fund was approved by voters in 2010.It's supposed to be funded from the first three-eighths of one percent in any increase in the state's sales tax.Mike Shannon, a regional biologist for... Read More »

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