Iowa Water Battles Continue
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:15 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though the state of Iowa is implementing a voluntary nutrient reduction strategy lauded by new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in a visit to the state last week, environmental groups stepped up the pressure this week to further force the state's hand in improving water quality.

The Iowa Environmental Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center filed a petition with the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission this week calling for the adoption of numeric water quality standards for total phosphorous and nitrogen in public recreational lakes. According to the petition, the standards requested are based ...

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