EPC Does NOT vote to refer the Walz Energy Case to the AG

Walz Energy discussion Iowa Environmental Protection Commission Des Moines July 17, 2018 By Larry A. Stone The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission, with just enough members present for a quorum at their July 17 meeting, declined to heed a DNR staff recommendation to refer Walz Energy to the Iowa Attorney General’s office for legal action regarding […]

Worthy Volunteer Opportunity!!

McGregor Hiking Trail Public Work Days  June 21st & 28th 2:30 – 5:00 McGregor, IA The public is invited to participate in building a new hiking trail through the forest between Center Street and Cemetery Road in the city of McGregor. Work days will take place on two consecutive Thursdays, June 21st & 28th. The […]

DNR Staff Recommends Walz Energy Violations go to the Attorney General

According to The Gazette online article, “DNR: Violations by northeast Iowa feedlot should go to the Attorney General,” subsequent discharge violations at the Walz Energy feedlot have made a proposed settlement with Walz Energy and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) null and void.  As a result, of continued illegal discharge observed,on May 4th, […]

Sound the Alarm to Senators! Stop Iowa Senate File No. 2311

Sound the Alarm to Senators! Stop Iowa Senate File No. 2311 With the possibility of a vote early NEXT WEEK, a few Iowa Senators have introduced legislation to curtail all energy efficiency requirements, including tree plantings!! Iowa has required utilities carry out energy efficiency programs. With Iowa losing trees to emerald ash borer, maintaining tree canopy in towns […]

DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease Jan. 18 in Harpers Ferry & Elkader, ahead of deer tissue collection effort

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a special scientific collection effort Jan. 20-28, in targeted areas of Allamakee and Clayton counties near where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in wild Iowa deer. The effort will be discussed during two public meetings on Jan. 18 – one at 2 p.m. at the Harpers Ferry Community Center and […]