Legislative and Policy Action Alerts
Submit comments to the DNR on proposed stream designation changes
Iowa DNR has proposed rulemaking for changes to stream designations on over 100 streams in Iowa. The Iowa Environmental Council is analyzing the DNR's UAAs and proposals for changing stream classifications. IEC is primarily concerned that lowering the stream designations will allow further degradation of our waters and threaten public health. The DNR is currently accepting public comments on the updated UAAs until 4:30 pm on Friday, February 22.
Please take a moment and lend your voice to protect Iowa's waters. Here are ways to take action:
1. Review the proposed changes to stream designations.
2. Submit your comments to the DNR. The deadline for public comments on the DNR's proposed stream designation changes is February 22 at 4:30 PM. Comments can be submitted to:
Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Section
Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Building
502 East Ninth Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
3. Attend one of the three public hearings held by the DNR to learn about the changes and make comments:
February 12 at the Urbandale Public Library, Meeting Room B at 4:00 pm
February 13 at the Washington Public Library at 4:00 pm
February 14 at the Harlan Community Library at 4:00 pm
Add your voice for a more sustainable Des Moines
The cheapest and cleanest form of energy is the energy that you don’t use. Help us support a local policy that will reduce energy and water usage and contribute to our goal of 100% clean energy for Iowa.
The City of Des Moines is considering a building performance policy that would improve energy efficiency, save billions of gallons of water, lower utility bills, and lead to better indoor air quality for Des Moines citizens.
Benchmarking is a process that helps building operators track their energy and water usage over time to equip them with information they need to use resources more efficiently.
For additional information, click here.
Add your voice to the letter to the Des Moines City Council asking them to support a benchmarking policy.