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IA regulator among those who spilled manure


February 5, 2014, Des Moines, IA – A member of Iowa’s Environmental Protection Commission who owns hog farms in the northwest of the state spilled manure onto a county road last year, according to a report released recently by an environmental group opposed to large-scale livestock farms.

Gene Ver Steeg, a member since 2008 of the commission responsible for oversight of the state’s environmental policies, was one of 76 farmers to spill manure last year, said Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, a community activist group that focuses on environmental and social issues. READ MORE