Iowa’s Environmental Protection Commission will not require new nutrient level standards


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The commission sided with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in a unanimous vote. The DNR encouraged the commission to reject a petition from environmental groups urging the state to adopt new standards.

The DNR cited “insufficient time” passed since the commission last looked at the issue of nutrient lake pollution, a lack of study of the results of the state’s new nutrient reduction strategy, and other reasons for not wanting to adopt the standards requested in a petition by the Iowa Environmental Council, the Environmental Law and Policy Center and other groups.

To learn more, check out The Gazette. 

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