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Water quality ruling wasn’t one of the court’s finest moments

Through the long arc of history, the Iowa Supreme Court has developed a reputation for judicial courage that often puts it ahead of many...

Ernst, Minnesota colleagues push for biofuels support, end of waivers

GOP U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst joined Democratic colleague Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota on Tuesday to push for stronger support of biofuels.  They were joined...

Endangered species to get a reprieve under Biden administration plans

WASHINGTON — The lesser prairie-chicken, a rare dancing grouse once abundant on the Great Plains, could benefit again soon from the protection of the U.S....

Experts: Fixing Iowa waterways will take legislation, legal action and $5B

Fixing Iowa’s significant water-quality problems will take a brew of legal action and legislation and $5 billion, two experts told Iowa PBS Friday. Des Moines...

Biden public lands nominee opposed by GOP over link to 1989...

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are ramping up opposition to President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management after a conservative...

Supreme Court dismisses case demanding state do more to protect Raccoon...

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by environmental groups contending the state doesn't properly protect the Raccoon River, a major drinking...

U.S. House Ag leader seeks permanent scholarship funding for 1890 land-grant...

WASHINGTON — Leaders from 1890 land-grant colleges laid out to the House Agriculture Committee how a fresh infusion of scholarship funding provided by Congress...

Grassley: Biden rules could hurt farmers, biofuels industry

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he plans to vote against a key environmental agency appointment to protest Biden administration regulatory moves that could...

Environmental council: Iowa utilities don’t need coal power to meet demand

Iowa’s investor-owned utilities should speed up the retirement of coal plants because neither needs that power to meet demand, the Iowa Environmental Council said...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases...

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...
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