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For general inquiries, contact Ralph Rosenberg, executive director, at 515-244-1194, extension 201.

For questions about water and land stewardship in Iowa, contact Susan Heathcote, water program director, at 515-244-1194, extension 205.

For questions about clean energy in Iowa, contact Nathaniel Baer, energy program director, at 515-244-1194, extension 206.

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2014

March 18

Iowans gather at statehouse in support of clean water, conservation

January 30

New report details rapid growth, continued potential for solar energy in Iowa

2013

December 2

Iowa Utilities Board approves cuts to Alliant Energy's efficiency efforts

November 6

Iowa awarded $1.03m federal grant to promote solar energy

October 14

State commission passes on clean water standards needed to prevent toxic algae, poor water quality in lakes

September 23

Dead Zone decision: Court ruling forces EPA action on Mississippi River Pollution

August 26

Iowa Environmental Council announces Joe Whitworth, freshwater restoration expert, will deliver keynote at Oct. 11 conference

August 20

Environmental Groups call for clean water goals to reduce harmful algae blooms and protect clean water in lakes

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July 29

Gulf Dead Zone signifies lack of action by EPA, states

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July 25

Late summer is peak season for harmful algae; Iowans encouraged to stay safe at area lakes

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June 6

Iowa utilities' energy efficiency proposals short on savings

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April 16

Environmental groups: Alliant Energy puts shareholder profits above its customers with lackluster efficiency plan

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February 26

At statehouse, a day of advocacy for clean water, healthy environment

February 21

Meeting clean water goals requires greater commitment to livestock inspections

2012

November 19

A statement by Ralph Rosenberg, Iowa Environmental Council executive director, on the release of Iowa's state nutrient reduction strategy

September 6

L. Hunter Lovins to headline Iowa Environmental Council annual conference on relationship between healthy environment, strong economy

August 18

Iowa Environmental Council names Ralph Rosenberg new executive director

May 18

Iowa Environmental Council announces departure of executive director

May 7

Susan Heathcote named 2012 National River Hero

May 1

As Governor lauds conservation, state investments lag behind

April 3

Judge: Farm Bureau attack on clean water standards "without merit"

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March 14

Environmental groups sue EPA over Dead Zone Pollution

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February 22

State must do more to support environmental quality says environmental group

2011

November 7

November Starts with Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution

August 11

Environmental Group Stands Firm Against Farm Bureau Intimidation Tactic

August 4

EPA Denies Petition to Curb River Pollution

July 11

Environmental Leader, Riggs-Gelb, Receives Conservation Award

July 11

100 Chicks for Charity Raise Funds for Iowa Environmental Council

July 11

Iowa Water Quality Expert to Help Steer Future of U.S. Food and Agriculture Policy

June 21

New YouTube Video: Budget Proposals Undermine Environmental Protections

June 1

High Levels of Sulfur Dioxide Continue to Plague Muscatine

May 9

Trouble for America's Corn Belt and Gulf Coast

May 5

Flood Prevention Must Include Giving Rivers Room to Swell

April 13

New Report: Iowa Losing Topsoil at Alarming Rate

March 7

Question for Governor Branstad: How will Iowa's water quality be served by transferring programs to the Department of Agriculture?

February 16

Report: New Air Quality Rules will Create Jobs in Iowa

February 7

Iowa Environmental Council to intervene in Farm Bureau Lawsuit