Friday, December 05, 2008

Why won’t Iowa legislators support local control?

From I'm for Iowa...

This year, the Iowa Republican Party Platform added the following plank: “We support local control of agricultural zoning practices.”

For many years, the Iowa Democratic Party Platform has contained this plank: “We support local control for CAFO siting, maintenance and operations.”

President-elect Obama has it in his agenda. “Regulate CAFOs: Strictly regulate pollution from large factory livestock farms, with fines for those that violate tough standards. Support meaningful local control.”

And according to a 2007 poll by The Des Moines Register, sixty-four percent of Iowans agree with local control.

So…..Republicans say they want it. Democrats say they want it, including President-elect Obama. The majority of Iowans say they want it.

Why won’t Iowa legislators support local control?

That's a good question that you should be asking your State Senator and State Representitive.

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