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Environmental Group Wants Tougher Clean Water Standards

Environmental Group Wants Tougher Clean Water Standards

Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are turning in petition signatures to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, calling for tougher enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Jess Mazour, I-C-C-I’s farm and environment organizer, says the comments were focused on the D-N-R’s draft list of impaired waterways. She says more accountability is needed. Mazour


Grassley Presses Justice Department to Scrutinize Proposed JBS-Cargill Merger

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter yesterday to the Department of Justice pressing the Antitrust Division to review JBS USA’s proposed acquisition of Cargill Inc.’s pork unit. Grassley expressed concern that the merger will increase concentration and decrease competition in the U.S. pork industry. “If the JBS-Cargill deal is finalized, the four largest