WASHINGTON DC (October 23, 2019) — The US Department of Agriculture today published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) based on public input and the April 2018 recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board.

This final rule:

WASHINGTON DC (October 22, 2019) — Today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced its guidance to implement 

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 18, 2019) — River Action sells 60-gallon rain barrels for $75. Along with the barrel, a galvanized-diverter to connect with a downspout, a spigot to connect to a garden-hose, and an overflow-spigot are included. Barrels can be bought and picked up at River Action. (We do not ship.) Our office is located at 822 East River Drive, Davenport, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-5PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 16, 2019) — Numerous conservation and public health groups in Iowa are applauding the Iowa State Board of Health’s recent resolution endorsing the implementation of a three-eighth cent sales-tax increase to fund the Iowa Natural Resource and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, or IWILL.

WEST BRANCH, IOWA (October 9, 2019) — Alliant Energy, Trees Forever and West Branch FFA students are joining together on Wednesday, October 16, for a hands-on lesson about trees and the environment. The community received a grant from Alliant Energy's Iowa energy company and Trees Forever to fund the $5,000 project and plant 41 street trees in West Branch.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 7, 2019) — The Environmental Law and Policy Center, Iowa Environmental Council, and Sierra Club agreed to a proposed partial settlement in the Alliant Energy rate-case being heard by the Iowa Utilities Board this week.

WASHINGTON DC (October 1, 2019) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of approximately $10 million in rebates to public school bus fleet owners to help them replace older school buses. Upgrading buses with older engines reduces diesel emissions and improves air quality. Tomorrow marks the start of Children’s Health Month, and today’s announcement is an important part of the agency’s commitment to protecting children’s health and their future.