KMA Land: Iowa News Headlines Thursday, December 17, 2020

(Des Moines, IA) — The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case where the state is asking that a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the strategy for handling farm runoff into the Raccoon River be dismissed.

Agri-Pulse: Iowa Supreme Court hears nutrient pollution case

Lawyers for environmental groups and the state of Iowa tangled before the state’s Supreme Court Wednesday over whether environmental groups should be allowed to proceed with their case challenging Iowa’s voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Law360: Pa. Meatpackers Urge Court Action Over Virus Safety Plans

A group of workers told a Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s failure to enforce COVID-19 protocols at a Scranton-area meat processing plant underscored the importance of court intervention to ensure worker safety at the facility.