Many factory farms in Iowa, spray liquid waste manure on the snow and frozen ground in the winter months instead of taking steps to responsibly store and disperse their manure. Because it can't soak in to the frozen ground, the manure, often filled with pesticides and other chemicals given to the animals, runs into the water and contaminates it.
This action and content is found via - Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement although this petition has more key officials.
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It is time to stop this practice. Farms must find responsible ways of disposing of the waste they produce. It is unconscionable to allow a few to destroy Iowa's rivers. Now that you have been elected, you must pass an executive order closing this loophole and ending this practice.
On behalf of Iowa - please ACT now!
With hope and determination,