Iowa EPC rejects activists’ push for new lake water rules

The Iowa Environmental Pro­tection Commission (EPC) last week rejected a petition by two environmental activist organizations to impose specific numeric water quality standards on Iowa lakes.

In a unanimous vote, the EPC agreed with the recommendations by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which said imposing arbitrary numeric standards for the wide variety of Iowa lakes would not improve the water quality. Instead, DNR officials...

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