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Environmental Groups Unhappy With EPA Leader’s Visit

Environmental Groups Unhappy With EPA Leader’s Visit

Iowa environmental groups were unhappy with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy’s visit last week to the state fair and setting up shop with the State Farm Bureau. Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement members met with the EPA Chief at the airport at what was termed a tense meeting.  ICCI Organizer David Goodner says they were hoping McCarthy would push for tougher enforcement of the Clean Water Act on livestock operators.

Goodner says ICCI wants the EPA leader to put pressure on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to follow through on their work plan and put even stricter controls on large ag operations and confined animal feedlots.

Goodner says the best response they got out of Gina McCarthy was that she won’t let anyone off the hook when it comes to environmental compliance. He says rather than words his group is looking for action.

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