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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 4 items )  

Animal Legal Defense Fund: Court Orders Animals From Cricket Hollow Zoo Be Transferred to Sanctuaries
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 25 -- The Animal Legal Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Animal Legal Defense Fund wins lawsuit against Iowa roadside zoo, owners prohibited from obtaining or owning animals * * * An Iowa roadside zoo's long history of keeping animals in cruel and inhumane conditions is coming to an end. The Animal Legal Defense Fund will assist in transferring animals from Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa, to reputable sanctuaries and rescues for rehabilit  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Court Orders Trump's EPA to Curb Asthma-Causing Pollutant in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Six Other States
OAKLAND, California, Nov. 26 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: A federal district court in California today ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop illegally delaying plans for cleaning up asthma-causing sulfur dioxide pollution in portions of eight states where millions of people live. Today's court order covers Detroit, Pittsburgh and another part of Pennsylvania, and areas in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin. It se  more

National Pork Producers Council: U.S. Pork Can Reduce Overall U.S. Trade Deficit With China by Nearly Six Percent
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: Securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture and the country, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). Based on an analysis by Iowa State University (ISU) Economist Dermot Hayes, NPPC says unrestricted access to the Chinese chilled and frozen market would reduce the overall trade deficit with China by nearly six percent and genera  more

UMW Issues Statement on Multi-Employer Pension Plan Proposal
TRIANGLE, Virginia, Nov. 29 -- The United Mine Workers of America issued the following statement by International President Cecil E. Roberts regarding the proposal by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, addressing the multi-employer pension plan crisis: "This proposal provides everything those who advocate against working families have ever wished for. It penalizes workers for joining unions, it penalizes retirees for sticking with those unions, it penalizes employer  more