Tag Archives: Iowa water quality

Iowa Clean Water Fight Far From Over

CCI and Food and Water Watch issued a joint statement on the Iowa Supreme Court 4-3 decision against their clean water lawsuit. “Iowans have the right to clean water. According to the Public Trust Doctrine, which has been Iowa law … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Water Quality: Legislation, Litigation Or Collaboration?

ICYMI – Ted Corrigan, CEO and general manager of Des Moines Water Works, and Larry Weber, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, who leads the Iowa Watershed Approach and is co-founder of the Iowa Flood … Continue reading

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Contamination Of Iowa’s Private Wells Poses Serious Health Hazards

Follow Iowa Environmental Council for information about the fight to protect Iowa’s water. From their website:  “The Iowa Environmental Council is the largest and most comprehensive environmental coalition in Iowa. Our mission: A safe, healthy environment and sustainable future for … Continue reading

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Returning Iowan To Governor Reynolds: “This Is Not Iowa”

Contributed by Margaret Acosta Weirich Having been raised in Iowa, I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to return to my home state this spring. One advantage of living in Iowa is the accessibility of outdoor recreation. I … Continue reading

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Algae And The Politics Of Denial

During his July 8 speech on the environment, the president mentioned his administration’s fight with “toxic algae” in Florida 50 miles from his Mar-a-Lago resort. Bruce Hrobak, a bait and tackle shop owner in Port St. Lucie, Fla. gave a … Continue reading

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Join Webinar To Learn About The Fight Against Factory Farms

Action alert from CCI: Last week we sued the state of Iowa to clean up the people’s water. This week we’re hosting a webinar to fill you in on the details! Join Iowa CCI, Food & Water Watch, our legal … Continue reading

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Update: Iowa’s CAFO Problem

Updated YouTube link: Tim Wagner, Izaak Walton League, Agriculture Outreach Coordinator Rodger Routh Video

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Iowa Environmental Council Weekly Water Watch

(Editor’s Note: The Iowa Environmental Council monitors harmful algae blooms throughout the state. Here’s a link to their July 20 report). Weekly Water Watch is really about this:  taking a minute to 1) see Iowa’s lakes as resource, 2) understand … Continue reading

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Iowans Can Take Action For Clean Water

Action alert from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement: In 2013, thanks to the de-delegation petition filed by Iowa CCI members, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed that Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wasn’t enforcing the Clean Water Act … Continue reading

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ALL Iowa Counties Now Have Poor or Very Poor Water Quality

CAFO Action Alert:  For daily CAFO updates, follow Joan Olive on Facebook Want healthy air and water, Iowa? This link will give you the phone/email for your elected officials so you can tell them to support SF2008- Moratorium & HF456 / … Continue reading

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