DNR asks for over $1M to hire more livestock facility inspectors


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Over the past few weeks we’ve posted about how the Environmental Protection Agency may take over waterway protection from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

In order to avoid this takeover, the Iowa DNR is asking for $1.3M to hire 11 new livestock facility inspectors.

Listen to the full story from Iowa Public Radio here.

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About Michael Gallagher

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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