Thursday, June 29, 2017

Category: Environment

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  • New Changes to Iowa’s Natural Resources

    New Changes to Iowa’s Natural Resources

    This year, the Legislature worked on many bills relating to Iowa’s natural resources. One piece of legislation gives the State Forest Nursery more flexibility in pricing the seeds ...

  • Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

    Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

    Iowa homeowners whose quality of life or property values have been impacted by confined feeding operations (CAFOS) may now have even fewer options. Under a bill approved by the Rep ...

  • Republicans Slash Millions from Water Quality Plan Passed Just 3 Days Ago

    Republicans Slash Millions from Water Quality Plan...

    In a spending plan released by Republicans today, lawmakers learned efforts to improve water quality passed just three days ago would now be scaled back by $2 million next year. “I ...

  • Tree Grants Available from the DNR

    Tree Grants Available from the DNR

    Two state programs are offering tree grants to communities to help with tree care, inventory, and pest management and provide hands on opportunities for kids to plant trees in thei ...

Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

Dems Focus on Economy; 500,000 Iowans to see lower taxes

"We made great strides last year expanding our job creation efforts by focusing on targeted industries like advanced manufacturing, information solutions, life sciences and altern ...

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Global Warming Denial Continues by Republicans

Global Warming Denial Continues by Republicans

State Representative Donovan Olson, D-Boone, and chair of the House Environmental Protection, took to the House Floor today after five Republican legislators distributed a book at ...

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Council Recommends 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases

Council Recommends 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases

The Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council met yesterday in Davenport and made recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in 2050. The council was created as part of ...

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Iowa's Energy Independence Plan

Iowa's Energy Independence Plan

Commissioned by the Iowa Legislature and Governor Chet Culver earlier this year, the Iowa Office of Energy Independence released the Iowa Plan for Energy Independence today, which ...

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Recommendations on Energy Efficiency

Recommendations on Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency study committee wrapped up work on yesterday and made 18 recommendations, which includes a energy efficiency goal of $9 billion in savings over the next ten ...

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Reichert Talks Energy Economy

Reichert Talks Energy Economy

State Representative Nathan Reichert of Muscatine was featured on essentialestrogen.com talking about environmental efforts passed during the 2007 legislative session.  From the I ...

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Sustainable Funding for Natural Resources

Sustainable Funding for Natural Resources

The Sustainable Funding for Natural Resources interim committee, which is co-chaired by State Representative Paul Bell of Newton, heard last week that an additional $150 million p ...

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