People of IPR
River to River
Thu March 1, 2012
Gas Prices and the Economy and Iowa's Water Supply
Gas prices are at record highs for this time of year, and experts predict the rise won't be ending soon. We'll examine what's driving current crude oil prices and what it means for Iowa's economy with the Iowa Department of Agriculture's Harold Hommes and Creighton University Economics Professor Ernie Goss. Later, the Iowa DNR has been surveying groundwater supplies across the state. Results indicate some Iowa cities need to start planning immediately to drill new wells or to pipe in water from new resources. State Geologist Bob Libra and Iowa State University Professor of Hydrology Bill Simpkins join the conversation.