Tag Archives: Iowa water quality

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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“All We Want Is Clean Air And Water” Support The Moratorium on CAFOs (Factory Farms)

This happened at the state capitol this week.  Farmer Chris Petersen:  “Our beautiful state of Iowa is being sacrificed… for what?  for what?”   Please share this.

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Rob Hogg: Iowa Water Quality A “Serious Challenge”

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2018/01/01/iowa-needs-real-action-water-solutions-not-gop-facade/ Iowa needs real action for water solutions, not GOP facade Rob Hogg, Iowa View contributor These are not normal times, with real concerns about interference in our elections by a hostile foreign power, powerful voices seeking to legitimize sexist, … Continue reading

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