Herald-Review: Water protection plan sparks debatePosted Dec 05, 2014
Protecting the health of the soil and waterways seems to be the subject of widespread discussion in the agriculture industry as we head into the winter. Expect to hear more about the issue as a statewide effort was launched last week for the public to provide comments about improving water quality in Illinois and the Gulf of Mexico. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture said the public comment period for the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy will be... Read More »
State Journal-Register: Water plan open for discussionPosted Nov 28, 2014
State regulators have begun taking public comments on a plan to improve water quality by reducing chemical runoff into rivers and lakes.
A draft plan for reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus runoff, including from agricultural and municipal operations, was the result of months of negotiations among farm groups, environmentalists, municipalities, scientific researchers and business.
Illinois is among a dozen states in the Mississippi River basin working on ways to reduce runoff that eventually... Read More »
Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, LakesPosted Nov 11, 2014
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans next month to release an action plan aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the state's rivers and lakes.
The agency's release of the "document of strategic actions" to the public in November comes after months of talks among environmentalists, agriculture professionals and wastewater agencies, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported (http://bit.ly/1EddqvP ).
State officials will gather input from the public... Read More »
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