Tag Archives: DNR

Is Iowa Prepared For A Megadrought?

State Senator Joe Bolkcom, member of the natural resources and environment committee, spoke last Tuesday at the capitol about environmental issues. “Is there anything related to the environment you would like to see covered in greater detail?” I asked. “There … Continue reading

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ALERT: Families Should Call DNR Before Swimming During Labor Day Weekend

August 28th, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Matt Sinovic Phone: (515) 423-0530 http://www.citizensforahealthyiowa.org An alarming number of Iowa beaches are rated ‘Swimming Not Recommended’ due to E. coli — Iowans can call (319) 353-2613 for the latest swimming advisories … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

Throughout this year’s overhaul of Iowa’s property tax system, Senate Democrats were committed to ensuring our small businesses got a boost. That’s why the reforms we approved include a Main Street business property tax credit that reduces commercial property taxes … Continue reading

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Six Important Progressive Actions In Iowa This Week

From CCI: Dept. of Natural Resources factory farm hearings, Des Moines and Iowa City Last Thursday, we scored a victory when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that our Iowa DNR is lacking in enforcement and regulation of factory farms … Continue reading

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Help Save Iowa’s Public Lands From The “Efficiency” Bill

Action Alert From the Iowa Sierra Club: The Iowa House of Representatives will soon consider House File 2449, referred to as the “efficiency” bill, that directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to inventory all of its public lands (Division … Continue reading

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