Ag + Environment

Grocers, environmental advocates spar as bottle bill changes move through Senate

Grocery lobbyists commended a bottle bill proposal moving through the Iowa Senate, but redemption centers and environmental advocates still have concerns. Senate File 470 would...

Judge dismisses grocers’ lawsuit against DNR on bottle bill

A Polk County judge has dismissed a grocery industry group’s lawsuit over the state's handling of bottle bill rules. The Iowa Grocery Industry Association asked...

Senate advances bill setting penalties for trespassers who photograph animal confinements

Iowa lawmakers are moving to make it a crime, as much as a felony, to use a camera while trespassing at an animal confinement. The...

Increases in royalties paid by oil and gas producers, lease rates...

Interior Department officials indicated this week the Biden administration would change some federal oil and gas policies in an effort to roll back the...

Tap water in Des Moines area, Quad-Cities had traces of toxic...

Tap water in the Des Moines area and in parts of eastern Iowa has had traces of toxic “forever chemicals” associated with cancer and...

Alleged environmental violator to stand trial next week in western Iowa

A western Iowa man with a history of environmental violations is scheduled to stand trial next week on charges that he deliberately set fire...

House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

U.S. House panel divides on party lines over how to better...

In a preview of the arguments likely to be repeated as the Biden administration and Congress work toward conservation goals, Democrats on a U.S....

Four big questions about the feds’ scrutiny of oil and gas...

In his first week in office, President Joe Biden paused new oil and gas leasing on federal lands as his administration reviewed fossil fuel...

EPA to environmental reporters: We are committed to openness

Top public affairs staffers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday told journalists the agency is taking actions to be more open. The Society...
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