Iowa Environmental Council shares thoughts on Iowa waterways’ protection


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Iowa Environmental Council‘s Ralph Rosenberg has released his thoughts on the ongoing debate regarding the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ waterway protection.

Rosenberg believes the DNR is capable of protecting Iowa’s waterways, but they might need additional resources to do so. Since 2007, the Iowa DNR has cut nearly one-third of their livestock operations oversight staff.

As detailed earlier in the week, the Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to take over protection of Iowa’s waterways in response to reports indicating inadequate enforcement of livestock operations’ regulations by the DNR.

Read Rosenberg’s thoughts here.