News Release | Environment Iowa

Small Business Owners, Farmers, Elected Officials Support EPA Proposal to Protect Iowa’s Waterways

Coming off the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, Environment Iowa released a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency signed by 300 small business owners nationwide, including 17 in Iowa, to express support for the EPA’s proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to many of Iowa’s waterways by closing loopholes in the Clean Water Act that currently leave 62% of Iowa’s streams and the drinking water for 667,000 Iowans at risk of unchecked pollution.

News Release | Environment Iowa

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Iowa’s Rivers in a Decade

In the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 62% of Iowa’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

News Release | Environment Iowa

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Iowa; Reducing Pollution and Saving Water

Wind energy is on the rise in Iowa and providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Iowa. Iowa’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 8.4 million metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking 1.7 million cars off the road, while saving nearly 3.8 billion gallons of water per year – enough to meet the needs of over 158,000 people.

News Release | Environment Iowa Research and Policy Center

The Des Moines River, Haunted by Toxic Discharge and Manure

Today on the shores of The Des Moines River, Environment Iowa held an event to release “Ten Scary Facts about Iowa’s Waterways,” a new factsheet which compiles 10 of the most frightening realities about pollution in the area's most iconic waterway. The group was joined by Craig Cox, Senior Vice President with the Environmental Working Group and Tayler Chicoine, leader of Iowater at Grinnell College.

News Release | Environment Iowa

Environment Iowa Delivers over 5,000 Petition Signatures Calling on Senate to Protect Iowa’s Rivers

Today, the local environmental non-profit organization Environment Iowa delivered over 5,000 petition signatures to Sen. Dick Dearden, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, calling on Iowa leaders to protect Iowa’s rivers by reducing runoff pollution from corporate agribusiness.

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