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Attend a public hearing to stop Iowa Select

Posted November 1, 2017

Iowa Select, the state’s largest hog corporation, wants to build 19 new factory farms  across Iowa. That’s nearly 90,000 more hogs producing an estimated 36.7 million gallons of manure – enough to fill 55 Olympic-size swimming pools. This news comes am …

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While public calls for moratorium, 19 new factory farms coming to North Central Iowa

Posted October 25, 2017

Onslaught of new factory farm applications Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) in eight Iowa counties this week caught wind of at least 19 new pending factory farm applications submitted by Iowa Select.  Together, the new hog …

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Happy 45th birthday to the Clean Water Act!

Posted October 18, 2017

Water is life! That’s why we need the Clean Water Act. Today, we celebrate its 45th birthday by continuing the fight for full enforcement. Did you know that factory farms — one of biggest sources of Iowa’s water crisis — avoided regulations under the Clean Water Act for years?

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Are we really a compassionate community?

Posted October 10, 2017

“Compassionate Community Proclamation” sounds pretty nice, right? So why did close to 200 angry Des Moines residents pack the City Council chambers on Monday afternoon to protest Mayor Cownie’s feel-good sentiment?

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It’s time for the Environmental Protection Commission to do their job

Posted October 10, 2017

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. Instea …

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