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County Edge Dairy Inc. to Pay $20,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations at its Inwood, Iowa, Facility (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 25, 2013) - County Edge Dairy Inc. has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its Inwood, Iowa, facility, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.County Edge Dairy qualifies as a large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) under Clean Water Act regulations. However...

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on Oct 25, 2013 at 08:51 PM

EPA Issues Amendment to Record of Decision for the Peoples Natural Gas Superfund Site in Dubuque, Iowa (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 21, 2013) - EPA Region 7 has issued an amendment to the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Peoples Natural Gas Superfund Site in Dubuque, Iowa. EPA signed the original ROD for the site in January 1991 to address soil and ground water contamination. The selected remedy for the 1991 ROD was excavation and incineration of contaminated soils ...

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on Oct 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Environmental and animal-ri...

Environmental and animal-rights advocates decry farm bill amendment

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Amendment that overturns a California animal-rights law could have big consequences for GMO labelings.

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on Oct 14, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Biden pens Obamacare op-ed ...

Biden pens Obamacare op-ed for Iowa paper

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In a move that should stir even more speculation about his plans for 2016, Vice President Joe Biden penned an op-ed for the Des Moines Register on Sunday, extolling the virtues of Obamacare in the state where the race for the White House will begin with the Iowa Caucuses.

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on Sep 29, 2013 at 11:50 PM
99-year-old Iowa woman gets...

99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school more than 80 years ago despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma.

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on Sep 24, 2013 at 08:50 PM

Hancock County, Iowa, Cattle Feeder Agrees to Innovative Settlement for Violating Water Permit (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Sept. 19, 2013) - Branstad Farms, a cattle feedlot in Hancock County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,100 civil penalty and perform a $26,000 Supplemental Environmental Project to settle alleged violations of the facility?s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.Branstad Farms, of Forest City, Iowa, did not maintain adeq...

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on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:21 PM

Agreement Reached to Improve Iowa s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Permit and Compliance Program (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Sept. 11, 2013) - EPA has reached an agreement with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to make changes to Iowa?s Clean Water Act (CWA) permit and compliance program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The agreement includes specific actions IDNR intends to take to remedy the program and a timeline for implementat...

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on Sep 18, 2013 at 07:37 AM
Summer burst in Iowa belies...

Summer burst in Iowa belies little 2016 groundwork

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Potential presidential candidates' recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in this important state.

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on Aug 19, 2013 at 09:21 AM
Summer burst in Iowa belies...

Summer burst in Iowa belies quiet on 2016 front

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Potential presidential candidates' recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in this important state.

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on Aug 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

THURSDAY: EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Deliver Remarks at Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards Luncheon in Des Moines (IA)

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Environmental NewsNEWS MEDIA ADVISORY(Lenexa, Kan., Aug. 13, 2013) - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, August 15, to speak with farmers at the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards ceremony at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.Administrator McCarthy will discuss EPA’s role in rural America and the Agency’s partnership with the agricultural community to protect o...

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on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM