EPA may take over Iowa waterway protection


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In response to reports of inadequate enforcement of livestock operations’ regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to take over protection of Iowa’s waterways from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Iowa DNR argues that the reports don’t suggest negligence, but instead are consistent with their approach of encouraging compliance instead of issuing penalties and punishments.

Read more here.

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