DES MOINES, IOWA (January 26, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced that 23 communities have been awarded a total of $9 million in grants to advance water-quality projects. The funding is made available through the Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program, which was created as a part of Senate File 512, the first legislation signed into law by Governor Reynolds in January 2018.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 25, 2023) — On January 19, 2023, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) issued an order in MidAmerican Energy’s Wind PRIME proceeding to make public two generation-planning studies that MidAmerican has aggressively and repeatedly sought to keep secret from regulators and the public.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 30, 2022) — The Iowa Environmental Council is excited to launch our newest resource, the Iowa Energy and Infrastructure Funding Hub.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 19, 2022) — American Beverage has announced that Scott County, Iowa, has been selected to receive an investment to support crucial recycling-infrastructure upgrades to the Waste Commission of Scott County’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operating systems.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 13, 2022) — In our final Iowa Water Watch newsletter of 2022, we reflect on the Iowa Environmental Council’s water and land work over the past year. There is a lot to be proud of, a lot to learn from, and many opportunities to look forward to.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 8, 2022) Green, with red bow attached, sixty-gallon rain barrels are available at River Action. Diverters for the downspout come with each. Depending on the size of the downspout needed, barrels are $90 or $95 and come with a spigot to fit a garden hose. Every tenth person to buy will receive a barrel at ½ price.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 7, 2022) — The Iowa Environmental Council has launched the Iowa Energy and Infrastructure Funding Hub, an online resource hosted at IAFederalFunding.org to help Iowans better understand and access federal support for clean energy and resiliency projects.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 7, 2022) — Household waste in the United States increases by more than 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Do you have extra “stuff” to get rid of this time of year? ‘Tis the season to recycle right.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 23, 2022) — Green, with red bow attached, sixty-gallon rain barrels are available at River Action. Diverters for the downspout come with each. Depending on the size of the downspout needed, barrels are $90 or $95 and come with a spigot to fit a garden hose.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 22, 2022) — On November 21, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Iowa Environmental Council, and Sierra Club filed joint testimony in MidAmerican’s Wind PRIME docket before the Iowa Utilities Board.

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