Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa farm groups to support water quality alliancePosted Aug 25, 2014
Three Iowa farm groups launched a new group Monday charged with accelerating the pace and scale of water-quality improvements across the state.
Still, some environmental leaders expressed doubt the approach would be strong enough.
“It looks like a step ahead, but it could be a baby step compared to the bold action that’s needed to improve Iowa’s water quality,” said Craig Cox, a senior vice president at the Environmental Working Group.
The Iowa corn growers, soybean... Read More »
Iowa Senator: Urgent Action Needed to Save EnvironmentPosted Aug 22, 2014
The question asked Thursday during a conversation with Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg was, “Is America ready for climate action?”
If it’s not, it should be, was the answer. The need is urgent, Senator Hogg said. Act now. Speak up, get involved. Make a change, make a difference.
The University of Toledo hosted the climate-change session, attended by about 20 people. Senator Hogg also has speaking engagements in the coming days in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and... Read More »
Associated Press: Citizens group sues to stop new Iowa water rulesPosted Aug 20, 2014
DES MOINES (AP) — A citizens group opposed to new rules approved by the Iowa commission regulating water quality filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to stop implementation of the rules.
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund and three women who are members of the group filed a petition in Polk County District Court in Des Moines asking a judge to void the rules approved unanimously Tuesday by the nine-member Environmental Protection Commission.
The rules, supported by farm... Read More »
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