CLOSINGS: View Closings

Cathy Glasson talks water quality

Cathy Glasson talks water quality

Posted: Nov 16, 2017 8:05 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2017 8:05 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- Democratic candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson made a stop to the First Congregational Church in Mason City where she made her opinions on the water quality issue very clear.

Glasson stated that she is in support of a full moratorium on confined animal feeding operations, more specifically on corporate farms. She says she not lift moratorium until the number of contaminated waterways in Iowa gets below 100.

“We need to make sure that we have stronger penalties and stricter fines when we have corp. ag. violating the rules,” says Glasson. “There's not a mandatory compliance to make sure that the farmers and corporate ag are following regulations to keep the waterways clean.”
New data released by the Iowa DNR earlier this year listed the number of contaminated waterways at over 700. They also stated that not all contaminations are bad as well as explaining that it is difficult for the waterway to be removed from the list once it is considered contaminated.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
15° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 4°
Albert Lea
Overcast
14° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 14°
Austin
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 7°
Charles City
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 5°
Rochester
Overcast
17° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 6°
Slick roads this AM, another cloudy day
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Contaminated Drinking Water

Image

Soldiers Field Park Track update

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Tuesday

Image

RCTC remembers Kobe Bryant

Image

Nywesh hits game-winning basket as Austin stuns Mayo

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/27

Image

Breaking down caucus candidates

Image

Intercultural cities initiative

Image

RPS Team disbands

Image

Auschwitz 75 years later

Community Events