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Join a Tax March Saturday to fight for transparency

Posted April 15, 2017

Letter to the Editor Printed in the Des Moines Register 4/15/2017 President Donald Trump is violating our country’s basic democratic principle of transparency — and Rep. David Young is helping him get away with it. During a February town hall, Rep. You …

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Iowa’s Impaired Waters List Jumps to 750

Posted April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 Today, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its bi-annual impaired waters report required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report found that out of 1,378 waterbodies tested over half are impaired. The …

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DNR: Strengthen Manure Management Rules!

Posted April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 Last year, CCI members pored through hundreds of Manure Management Plans (MMPs) to expose how the factory farm industry “double dumps,” uses incorrect application rates, and gets away with it because the Department of Natural Resources ( …

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Sens. Grassley and Ernst in Iowa

Posted April 13, 2017

Senators Grassley and Ernst will be holding town hall meetings on April 18 and April 20. Town halls are a great opportunity to raise our issues and hold elected officials accountable back home in their districts. It’s our job to remind them that they w …

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Stop Reicks View Farms!

Posted April 7, 2017

Iowans are banding together to stop a new hog factory by Reicks View Farms in Howard County. At 2,499 head of hogs, the confinement is one hog under the permit threshold, thereby skirting the Master Matrix. The factory farm is proposed on karst terrain …

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