A state court judge says environmental groups may proceed with a lawsuit seeking to halt expansion of a cattle farm in Clayton County near a prized trout stream.
Judge Michael Huppert on Monday ruled against the Iowa DNR, which sought to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter and Iowa State Council of Trout Unlimited.
The groups are seeking to protect Bloody Run Creek, a stream in Clayton County that is among the few waterways designated with an Outstanding Iowa Waters designation qualifying it for a high level of protection.
The owners of Supreme Beef want to stock farm buildings with 11,600 cows and spread manure on fields that are in the stream’s watershed.
story courtesy of Associated Press