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EPA, Iowa Draft Agreement
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:40 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Iowa's Department of Natural Resources and EPA have drafted a work plan agreement to improve the state's regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in response to a petition filed by environmental groups in 2007 that raised concerns about water pollution coming from livestock operations.

The draft agreement comes about one month after the state announced a new plan to voluntarily cut nutrient runoff coming from point- and non-point sources. That plan has faced scrutiny from environmental groups and others who say voluntary conservation should be complemented by targeted regulations.

This past summer, EPA Region 7 ...

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