It’s time for the Environmental Protection Commission to do their job
They dump it. You drink it. We won’t stop ’til they clean it up!
That’s why we’re going to the next Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) meeting October 17. Can you join us?
Last month, the EPC — the DNR’s oversight panel — failed Iowans.
Instead of making common sense revisions to factory farm rules, they passed the buck to the legislature. Instead of using their authority, they shirked their responsibility to provide meangingful protections from Iowa’s out-of-control factory farm industry.
While the EPC ignored thousands of Iowans on our call to strengthen the Master Matrix — a tool used in the factory farm application process — they did agree to do one thing:
The commission does acknowledge that the current master matrix has been the subject of recent public attention and intends to review the current criteria with stakeholders to determine if any changes are needed.
That’s not enough, but we’re going to hold them to it.
We want to know: When will the commissioners review the Master Matrix? Which stakeholders will they meet with? By what time will they do this?
That’s why we’ll be at the next EPC meeting — to put their feet to the fire to ensure they actually follow through with their promises. Can you join us?
What: Environmental Protection Commission Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 17 at 9:30 AM
Where: Terrace Hills Golf Course, 8700 NE 46th Ave, Altoona, IA (map)
>>>>Meet in the pavilion next to the clubhouse, and wear your winter jacket!<<<<
Register: Click here to let us know you’re attending.
We can’t back down, and we won’t back down. Our water, air, land, and our health are too important.
See you on Tuesday!
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