March 30, 2018

Des Moines Register, Editorial, March 22, 2018- We’ll keep asking the question: How much pork can Iowa reasonably produce? How much before more confinements drive people out of rural Iowa with noxious odors? How much before manure further damages lakes, streams and groundwater? Every single candidate for governor and the Iowa Legislature should address these …

March 9, 2018

Center for Biological Diversity, Emily Knobbe, March 7, 2018- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill introduced by Sen. Debbie Fischer (R-Neb.) that would exempt “concentrated animal-feeding operations,” often called factory farms, from hazardous-waste reporting requirements. Senate Bill 2421’s special exemption would make it …

March 5, 2018

The Seattle Times, Daniel Beekman, February 28, 2018- After watching Seattle’s soda tax take effect last month, the beverage industry and its allies have begun an initiative campaign aimed at stopping other Washington communities from adopting similar taxes. “Yes! To Affordable Groceries” registered as a ballot committee Monday with the Washington State …