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SZ Enterprises v. Iowa Utilities Board

The Iowa Supreme Court held that a solar energy company is not a public utility under state law. The case arose after a city sought to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement with the company to supply a portion of the city's...

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation v. Environmental Protection Comm'n

The Supreme Court of Iowa held that an Iowan who works for an environmental nonprofit group may sit on the state's Environmental Protection Commission and may vote to adopt rules which she actively supports both professionally and...

Filippone v. Iowa Department of Natural Resources

An Iowa appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a minor's petition asking the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to adopt new rules regarding the emission of greenhouse gases in the state. She first argued that the state agency...

United Waste Sys. of Iowa, Inc. v. Wilson

The court holds that Iowa's solid waste disposal program does not violate the federal Commerce Clause. The state program forbids garbage haulers from transporting a county's or city's waste to a facility not designated in that county's...

Bormann v. Board of Supervisors in & for Kossuth County, Iowa

The court holds unconstitutional a state statute that provides immunity from nuisance suits to farms in designated agricultural areas. A county's approval of an application for an agricultural area gave the applicants immunity from...