Blog For Tag "Anti-degradation"

Iowa Environmental Voice

As of Nov. 17, 2015, the Iowa Environmental Council's blog, now the Iowa Environmental Voice, is hosted here on the Iowa Environmental Council's website.

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  • What is clean water worth? Who should decide?

    posted by CLARE KERNEK on Monday, February 13, 2017 On January 19th, 2017 the EPA sent a letter (link) to Iowa DNR stating that the changes to Iowa's antidegradation rules could not be approved because they violate federal Clean Water Act regulation.

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  • EPC Votes to Weaken Water Quality Protections

    posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 On Wed. Aug. 10, the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission voted unanimously to adopt changes to the state's clean water anti-degradation standards will likely lead to more pollution and undermine the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

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  • Proposed Change to Anti-Deg Standards Would Weaken Water Quality Protections

    posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Two of Iowa's leading environmental groups spoke before the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) today against proposed changes to the state's clean water anti-degradation standards, stating that they would be a step backward in preventing unnecessary new or increased water pollution.

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  • A Clean Water Win

    posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 An Iowa District Court has sided with the Iowa Environmental Council and the Environmental Law & Policy Center rulingthe Iowa DNR failed to appropriately enforce the state's clean water anti-degradation standards when it approved a wastewater treatment project that would increase pollution in the Des Moines River Watershed.

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