Sunday, March 29, 2009

Applying Manure on Frozen Ground?

It seems like common sense not to put manure on frozen ground that will run into our rivers and streams when the ground thaws, however a bill that would allow just that is moving through the statehouse.

From Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI)...

We need you to stand up for clean water NOW!

Our legislators caved in to corporate big-moneyed pressure today with the passage of SF 432 through the Senate with a vote of 43-6. This bad, last-minute regulation of manure application on frozen ground undercuts the DNR's authority and is a slap in the face to thousands of everyday Iowans who are fighting for clean water.

We need to stand together for our water quality and the health of all Iowans!

Take URGENT action NOW:

1. Join with us for a critical press conference and lobby day at the State Capitol Monday, March 30 at 10:45 am. We need you there to have a strong presence to show our legislators that Iowans are appalled by this decision and blatant disregard for our quality of life.

Following the press conference, we will lobby our legislators and deliver letters to key leaders to make sure our message is heard loud and clear. We should wrap up the day by 3 pm. Please reply to this email and let us know if you can be there.

2. Contact key leaders at the Statehouse. We need you to tell Governor Culver, House leadership Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Speaker Pat Murphy and your House representative to tell them to stop kowtowing to corporate ag special interests and stand up for our water quality and the common good. Call on them to protect everyday Iowans and to stand in opposition to SF 432. Follow this link
to send them an email, or you can give them a call.

Gov. Culver: 515-281-5211
Rep. McCarthy: 515-281-3054
Rep. Murphy: 515-281-5566
House switchboard: 515-281-3221

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