Protesters demand public access to the state’s water quality meetings with the EPA


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Photo by Iowa Department of Education; Flickr

Approximately 12 Iowa citizens protestested yesterday outside of Governor Terry Branstad’s office demanding more public access to the state’s meetings with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding Iowa’s water quality.

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Plymouth County recycling groups earn Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence award


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Photo by tulipepower; Flickr

The City of Le Mars, Van’s Sanitation and Recycling of Le Mars, and Plymouth County’s Solid Waste Agency of rural Le Mars, earned the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence award last week for their ongoing waste management efforts. Continue reading

Governor Terry Branstad visited flooded cities in Iowa


Spillway in Coralville, Iowa.
Spillway in Coralville, Iowa. Photo by Iowa Governor Administration.

Governor Terry Branstad visited flooded cities in Iowa on Monday including New Hartford, Coralville and Iowa City. Continue reading

On the Radio: Governor proposes plan to reduce dead zone


Governor Terry Branstad. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr.
Governor Terry Branstad. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr.

Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses a proposal by Governor Terry Branstad to reduce Iowa’s nutrient runoff.

Governor Terry Branstad has released a 200-page proposal to reduce Iowa’s impact on the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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