Iowa DNR just released the 2016 Impaired Waters List. No surprise here: the list grew from 736 impaired waterbodies in 2014 to 750 in 2016.
Join us to tell the Environmental Protection Commission that Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy isn't working!
The EPC will also talk about changing administrative rules to start getting Manure Management Plans online. It's a step in the right direction, but the rules could be stronger. DNR should:
- Set a timeline for getting all MMPs – not just the 1-pager – online and accessible to the public.
- Describe how the new system will work for both operators and everyday Iowans.
- Ensure that the same level of transparency will continue under the new system so that counties know when updated MMPs are available.
- Require that factory farmers provide a detailed list of each and every change that has been made since the previous MMP – not just a general overview.
Please help us deliver these comments!
When: Tuesday, April 18 and 9:15 AM
Where: Meet at the CCI office for a prep session (2001 Forest Avenue, Des Moines) and then carpool to the EPC meeting (DNR Air Quility Building, 7900 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights)
Des Moines, IA 50311-50311