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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