Bleeding Heartland: Good news for water quality in Culver's final bill signings
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
Governor Chet Culver signed more than two dozen bills on May 26, the
last day he was able to take action on legislation approved during the
2009 session. Two of the bills made up the last piece of the I-JOBS
program, four more are aimed at helping veterans and Iowans on active
duty, and the rest cover a wide range of issues. Some good news for
water quality was buried in the long list of bills and veto messages
signed on Tuesday. ... Culver signed Senate File 432, which regulates
the application of manure on frozen and snow-covered ground.
Environmental groups were up in arms about this bill when it passed
the Iowa Senate, because it was intended to "circumvent Iowa
[Department of Natural Resources] rule-making regarding the winter
application of manure on frozen ground."