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Know your Factory Farm Five

Five out of the nine Iowa Environmental Protection Commissioners own, or have a direct financial interest, in factory farms. Despite this blatant conflict of interest, they sit on the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC). The EPC is deciding whether or not to strengthen the Clean Water Act rule on August 19. Strengthening the rule means addressing the factory farm manure pollution that has contributed to Iowa’s 630 polluted waterways. Click on the photo of each EPC Commissioner to learn more about their ties to corporate agricultural, and why they should recuse themselves from voting on the Clean Water Act rule.     The EPC, and these five in particular, need to hear from more Iowans like you that we want strong rules that protect our...

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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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