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ICCI Hails Judge’s Decision On Mississippi River Basin

ICCI Hails Judge’s Decision On Mississippi River Basin

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement leaders and staff are hailing a U.S.District Judge’s decision calling for tougher enforcement of the clean water act by EPA in the Mississippi River Basin.  ICCI organizer David Goodner says the ruling is a positive step and is something the State of Iowa has needed to do with its water quality standards for some time.

Goodner says it remains to be seen what effect the Judge’s ruling will have on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Management strategy which ICCI has been critical of. He says that strategy has been lacking in terms of enforceable pollution limits.

EPA has already noted that more than 100 thousand miles of rivers and streams and nearly 2.5 million acres of lakes, reservoirs and ponds have poor water quality due to nitrogen and phosphorous pollution.

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