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The Register gets it right

Posted October 10, 2017

Did you see the Des Moines Register’s recent scathing editorial? They agree that we must tap the brakes on factory farms: “If lawmakers can’t provide more local control, then they should pass a moratorium on new confinements.” TAKE ACTION: Tell Gov. Re …

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Sad news — this one is personal for us

Posted October 9, 2017

We are sad to share that CCI Action member, longtime journalist, and dedicated organizer Scott Galindez passed away last week of kidney failure. If we had a healthcare system that truly worked for people — not insurance profits — there’s a darn good …

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This is a slap in the face to our efforts to make Des Moines a Welcoming City

Posted October 5, 2017

The Des Moines city council is back pedaling. After promising to get us their revised draft of the Welcoming City resolution — which they sat on for five months — they are now saying they don’t want to do it at all. Instead all they want to pass is a …

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Iowa Select withdraws two factory farm applications ahead of environmental hearings

Posted September 26, 2017

Iowa CCI members, residents in Clay and Wayne counties celebrate and demand moratorium on new factories Des Moines, Iowa – On Monday, Iowa CCI members and everyday Iowans celebrated as Iowa Select — the largest hog corporation in Iowa and 8th largest …

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State panel denies petition to strengthen environmental protections

Posted September 18, 2017

The Environmental Protection Commission denies petition to strengthen the factory farm permitting process  Videography courtesy Rodger Routh Des Moines, IA – Today at its monthly meeting, the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) voted before a pac …

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