Tag Archives: Iowa DNR

Action Alert: DNR Factory Farm Rules Review

Action Alert from Iowa Citizens for Commuinity Improvement (CCI) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews factory farm rules once every five years. This is our chance to strengthen the rules and hold factory farms accountable! We need YOU … Continue reading

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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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Iowa Water Quality Public Hearings This Week

Here’s a note from CCI: The rule passed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) two weeks ago brings Iowa closer into compliance with the Clean Water Act for the first time ever. But, it can be stronger, and … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Clean Water v. Factory Farms

The Sierra Club Iowa Chapter has waited since September 2007 when it filed a dedelegation petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to develop and approve rules requiring concentrated animal feeding operations … Continue reading

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Meanwhile Back In Iowa… Manure-Laden Water!

DNR Investigates Fish Kill in Lyon County iowadnr.gov/home/ DOON – On Labor Day, the Iowa DNR investigated a fish kill on the Little Rock River east of Doon in Lyon County. A concerned citizen reported the fish kill to DNR … Continue reading

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Iowa and Climate Change

What will climate change mean for Iowans? That climate change exists and is happening now is accepted by any Iowan who employs a rational thought process and considers scientific evidence. As the crazy talk from Ames last weekend indicated, not all … 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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Is It Possible To Fight Factory Farming And Retain “Iowa Nice”?

Say what you will about CCI, there is no other grassroots group that we know of fighting factory farms in Iowa.   Iowacci.org The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)  issued a formal response yesterday to a July investigative report by … Continue reading

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Iowa Environmental Council: DNR Funding Trend Ignores Iowa Voters

Yesterday was Environmental Lobby Day at the Iowa statehouse.  Check out the Iowa Environmental Council’s website and blog.   You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  They got nice coverage by WHO-TV.  Also at the statehouse yesterday was Iowa … Continue reading

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