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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , | Comments Off on Contamination Of Iowa’s Private Wells Poses Serious Health Hazards

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Environment, water | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Join Webinar To Learn About The Fight Against Factory Farms

Update: Iowa’s CAFO Problem

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Iowa Environmental Council | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Iowans Can Take Action For Clean Water

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on ALL Iowa Counties Now Have Poor or Very Poor Water Quality

“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.

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on “All We Want Is Clean Air And Water” Support The Moratorium on CAFOs (Factory Farms)

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Rob Hogg: Iowa Water Quality A “Serious Challenge”