Tag Archives: EPA

Loebsack Still Working Hard For Iowa

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While Your Attention Is Diverted ……

with the impeachment hearings our environment is taking another wallop from the EPA. As if that wasn’t bad enough a new report raises alarms about insect collapse.  The current administration is hard at work 24 hours a day 7 days … Continue reading

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Tell The EPA: Don’t Relax Protections From Cancer-Causing Coal Ash

Action alert from Iowa Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Question: What would be worse than over 100 toxic coal ash storage sites lying in high-risk flood zones? Answer: Loosening the laws that protect our health and communities from contamination by … Continue reading

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On The Comeback Trail – Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency is not what it once was as the Trump administration finishes year two. In addition to public renunciation of the words “climate change,” combined with promotion of fossil fuels which contribute to global warming, Trump’s minions … Continue reading

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Iowa And The Clean Power Plan

(Editor’s Note: The Iowa Environmental Council released the following Aug. 3. The coming debate will be about whether or not, and how, Iowa complies with the new rules. The press release outlines what they are). Clean Power Plan presents opportunity … Continue reading

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Reducing Air Pollution Matters

We hear plenty of political chatter including the words “climate change.” This discussion among politicians isn’t about science. It’s about the power of money in politics. The tactics of the moneyed class have been to attack the messengers who would … Continue reading

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Will Iowa’s Contaminated Drinking Water Lead To Statewide Public Health Crisis?

Citizens for a Healthy Iowa Elections matter – and the 2014 election results could mean disaster for efforts to clean up & protect Iowa’s rivers, lakes & streams …. our sources of clean drinking water. Senator-Elect Joni Ernst has said … Continue reading

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EPA Clean Power Rulemaking

“The United States has a moral responsibility to act on climate,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday, June 2. Her agency proposed what they described as “a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants.” New rules would … Continue reading

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A Case for Climate Action

Four former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency, William D. Ruckelshaus, from its founding in 1970 until 1973, and again from 1983 until 1985; Lee M. Thomas, from 1985 until 1989; William K. Reilly, from 1989 until 1993; and Christine … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI and Iowa Politics

Trish Nelson, regular editor of Blog for Iowa, posted this photo on the Internet, reminding us that there is a world outside the confines of what Al Gore described as “the worldwide digital communications, Internet, and computer revolutions (which) have … Continue reading

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