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Know your Factory Farm Five: Brent Rastetter

Know your Factory Farm Five: Brent Rastetter

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Know your Factory Farm Five: Max Smith

Know your Factory Farm Five: Max Smith

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Branstad’s toxic blue-green algae problem

Branstad’s toxic blue-green algae problem

As blue green algae blooms spread across the country and Iowa’s public beaches close, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members are asking what Governor Terry Branstad and his political appointees at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Commissions are doing to solve Iowa’s water quality crisis.

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Know your Factory Farm Five: Nancy Couser

Know your Factory Farm Five: Nancy Couser

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Know your Factory Farm Five: Gene Ver Steeg

Know your Factory Farm Five: Gene Ver Steeg

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Know your Factory Farm Five: Cindy Greiman

Know your Factory Farm Five: Cindy Greiman

Five out of the eight Environmental Protection Commissioners for Iowa own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).

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Camp Wellstone is Coming to Iowa!

“We all do better when we all do better.” Senator Paul Wellstone fought for progress, and his legacy is doing the same...

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Ernst and Branstad: The #DirtyWaterDuo

Ernst and Branstad:  The #DirtyWaterDuo

Ernst and Branstad:  The Dirty Water Duo    While Branstad vetoes REAP funding and packs environmental boards with industry insiders and big money donors, Ernst advocates abolishing the EPA and the Clean Water Act   Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund members have labeled Governor Terry Branstad and GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst “the Dirty Water Duo” and say everyday Iowans need to know that the GOP’s premier statewide candidates – who campaigned together across Iowa last week – both vigorously oppose stronger and more effective oversight of the corporate ag polluters who are destroying Iowa’s water quality. “Iowans need to know that Terry Branstad and Joni Ernst are a dirty water duo who care more about factory farm profits than they do about clean water for all Iowans to drink, fish, and swim in,” said Barb Kalbach, a fourth-generation family farmer from Dexter and the board president of the Iowa CCI Action Fund. Despite...

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Banding together to stop the TPP

CCI Action Fund members have joined with Communications Workers of America (CWA) and other allies in labor and the community to expose the disastrous impacts of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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10 things you need to know on the TPP

10 Things to Know on the TPP

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