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IA wimps out on CAFO rules say environmentalists


October 19, 2016, Des Moines IA – Environmental activists are criticizing state leaders for failing to strengthen rules overseeing livestock confinement operations to better protect Iowa and its residents, leaving loopholes that allow producers to build small pig facilities near each other to avoid oversight.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement also asked the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission, which held a meeting Oct. 18 in Des Moines, to require large corporations that own animals raised by local farmers to be “held liable” for environmental fines and penalties assessed in Iowa. READ MORE