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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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Muscatine Journal: Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects
Posted Mar 30, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than a decade, even though officials say some areas don't have that long before wells dry up. The slow pace of construction in what would be the state's most expensive infrastructure project to date... Read More »
Des Moines Register: Water Works requests damages in federal suit
Posted Mar 16, 2015

Des Moines Water Works says it spent more than half a million dollars removing nitrates from central Iowa drinking water this winter. That's one slice of a federal complaint filed Monday against three counties in northwest Iowa. The long-anticipated lawsuit in the U.S. district court of northern Iowa claims the supervisors of Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties are violating the federal Clean Water Act by operating drainage districts without permits for pollutant discharge. The public... Read More »
Des Moines Register: Iowa farmers frustrated by water lawsuit
Posted Mar 11, 2015

LAKE CITY, Ia. – With decades of conservation farming under his belt, Dwight Dial has a hard time understanding why Des Moines Water Works is so intent on suing three northwest Iowa counties for contributing to high nitrates in the Raccoon River, a source of drinking water for roughly 500,000 residents in central Iowa. "We're not deliberately dumping our nitrogen into the Raccoon or Des Moines river systems," said Dial, who raises corn, soybeans and pigs near Lake City in... Read More »

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