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  • Monday, May 23, 2016 3:27 PM
    Owners of land in Cherokee County that developers of the Bakken crude oil pipeline want for the project filed two lawsuits Friday attempting to block condemnation, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Monday, May 23, 2016 10:50 AM
    The Des Moines Register reports that Minnesota's work to improve water quality is seen as far more aggressive than Iowa's.

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 1:31 PM
    Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey and other farm leaders often praise the conservation work farmers do, going so far as to suggest those voluntary efforts are enough to solve Iowa's water quality problems -- a contention strongly rejected by the Des Moines Water Works, which wants regulations. But they apparently don't want the public to have details about which farmers are doing what work.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:21 PM
    Iowa's biofuel industry will thrive despite a setback from an Obama administration decision Wednesday, especially with the promise of biorenewable chemical production, a key observer in Iowa said today.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:19 PM
    Iowa's biofuel industry will thrive despite a setback from an Obama administration decision Wednesday, especially with the promise of biorenewable chemical production, a key observer in Iowa said today.

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:15 AM
    The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a modest increase in the amount of ethanol that must be blended into America's gasoline supply next year, angering producers of the renewable fuel who wanted the White House to adopt the much more aggressive targets set by Congress.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:44 AM
    A trio of business and government groups has asked the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission to change state rules in an effort to overturn environmentalists' March court victory in a water quality case.


  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:42 AM
    A trio of business and government groups has asked the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission to change state rules in an effort to overturn environmentalists' March court victory in a water quality case.

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 9:53 AM
    A federal judge has rescheduled a trial that pits Des Moines Water Works against boards of supervisors in three northwest Iowa counties to June 26, 2017. 

  • Newsmaker Q&A: Head of the waters
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, May 13, 2016 6:00 AM
    When I met Nate Hoogeveen years ago, he was a ponytailed kayaker who worked with a range of nonprofits on promoting river cleanups, better access to rivers for paddling, and using outdoor recreation as a way to persuade people to live in Iowa. You’d usually find him in a T-shirt and maybe some hiking pants with zip-off legs. 

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 3:28 PM
    Dakota Access LLC -- the subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners that is developing the Dakota Access Pipeline -- is seeking permission from the Iowa Utilities Board to begin construction as early as Tuesday.

  • Monday, May 09, 2016 3:12 PM
    The state air quality bureau reports that new equipment, changes in process and other improvements have cut some of the most dangerous air pollution Iowa in recent decades. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, May 09, 2016 3:02 PM
    More than half of Iowa waterways had nitrate contamination above federal drinking water standard last week, the Iowa Water Quality Information System showed.

  • Monday, May 09, 2016 11:07 AM
    Des Moines Water Works has asked a court to deny three northwest Iowa counties' motion to dismiss part of the federal lawsuit the utility filed in Sioux City over nitrate pollution in rivers. 

  • Friday, May 06, 2016 3:40 PM
    Exelon's Quad-Cities nuclear power plant could close on June 1, 2018, the company said in a release Friday announcing its first-quarter earnings.

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