Report | Environment Iowa Research and Policy Center

Summer Fun Index

Clean water is at the heart of summertime fun for many Iowans. We swim at a favorite creek, fish in a nearby river, sail or kayak on the lake, or simply hike along a beautiful stream. As the summer draws to a close, Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center’s second annual Summer Fun Index provides a numerical snapshot of people engaging in water activities.

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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Utilities vastly undervalue solar energy

CHICAGO, IL – Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

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News Release | Environment Iowa

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Iowa’s rivers

Des Moines, IA – Sixty-two percent of Iowa’s streams, including those feeding the De Moines, Raccoon and Mississippi Rivers, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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