Environmental groups seek transparency in Iowa water-quality initiative

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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Environmental groups are concerned that a proposal being considered in the Iowa House would prevent the public from gaining access to information about water quality and land-use practices collected by projects partially funded with taxpayer dollars.

The proposed addition to a bill funding the Iowa Department of Agriculture deals in part with the development of a water-quality initiative as part of the state's strategy to reduce manure and fertilizer that run into rivers and streams from fields.

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