Tag Archives: Iowa water quality

Iowa Has A Water Problem

DES MOINES—”We have a water problem,” Mayor Frank Cownie said at the state convention of the League of Women Voters of Iowa on Saturday. Like all municipalities, the Des Moines Water Works must comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act … Continue reading

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Water Summit March 21st

eicc.edu/news4/water-summit Water quality is one of the most important environmental issues facing Iowa today. But understanding the many different issues and aspects involved in it can be difficult. Quad Citians have a rare opportunity to learn more and have their … Continue reading

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Letter To Iowa Landowners Along Proposed Pipeline Route

Letter to Landowners Posted on March 9, 2015 by Ed Fallon This is the letter Ed is sharing with landowners and others he meets along the pipeline route. Dear Fellow Iowan, As I’m sure you know, a Texas billionaire named … Continue reading

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What If The Governor Gave A Speech And Nobody Cared?

“Vice President Joe Biden often says ‘Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.’ The Governor’s budget is a perfect example of Iowa values not being reflected in a state budget,” … Continue reading

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Iowans Carol For Clean Water

  Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement  

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Manure Spills Causing Toxic Algae In More Iowa Lakes

Thanks CCI (Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement) for sounding the alarm on toxic algae! iowacci.org/ First it was Ohio, then Lake Red Rock in Iowa, and now it’s Big Creek Lake – toxic blue-green algae has struck again. A reader … 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, We Have A Water Problem

“Because of runoff from our farms, we have more than 600 polluted rivers, lakes and streams, causing a nitrate surge in our drinking water.”  Find out more here:  citizensforahealthyiowa.org/  

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: ISU Police Chase, Water, Climate Change, SNAP

Dear Friends, The police chase and shooting death on the Iowa State University campus last week has been the subject of much conversation, not just in Iowa but across the country. Was the use of deadly force by the police … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Elections, Climate Change, Water Quality, Gun Safety

 Tuesday is a big day in Iowa. It’s Election Day, and in 950 cities across the state, voters will elect city council members and, in some cases, mayors. If recent trends are any indication, turnout will be embarrassingly low. Voting … Continue reading

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