EPA calls on Iowa DNR to improve livestock regulations

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to tighten up their regulations of manure discharge at livestock confinement operations.

The EPA was critical of the Iowa DNR’s inability to properly and quickly penalize livestock facilities that violated the Clean Water Act.

Because of this, the Iowa DNR will have to propose a plan for how they will fix their current issues.

Read more from The Gazette here.

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I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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2 Responses to EPA calls on Iowa DNR to improve livestock regulations

  1. DailyDisgust says:

    Reblogged this on DailyDisgust and commented:
    Important action on the part of the EPA.

  2. Pingback: Iowa DNR to comply with EPA’s request for improved livestock regulations | Iowa Environmental Focus

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