President-elect Joe Biden is off to a strong start in his pursuit of his revolutionary plans of bringing clean cars to the forfront of his economic & environmental protection plans with the choice of Michael Regan. Michael Regan brings a vast amount of experience to an agency that needs to enact President-elect Biden’s visionary climate policy & to undo the damage of EPA’s Andrew Wheelers desecration of the EPA. Michael Regan is the strong leader America desperately needs at the center of the EPA to rebuild our economy & protect our environment. Michael Regan will join a Cabinet of experienced…


We are still in the Paris Climate Agreement, we may not be in officially but President-elect Joe Biden has promised to enter into the Paris Climate Agreement along with other sweeping climate action measures. We are still in the Paris Climate Agreement, not because we want to be but because we have to be in the international accord. Every year Iowa gets hotter and hotter and to mitigate these heatwave trends it’s going to take an international agreement. Currently much of Iowa is under drought conditions and we desperately need increased precipitation that will help us bank up water for…


Far too many critics of the Paris Climate Agreement focus on the narrow minded view of environmental protection as anti-business. Environmental protection is one of the most pro-business strategies for a 21st century. Climate change is the top priority but so are the jobs in clean energy and conservation. Economic opportunity is not created equal and for far too long globalization has meant squeezing natural resources and ignoring wildlife concerns.

We need the international organizations to compete over renewable energy and not fossil fuels. The Paris Climate Agreement is a vision for reducing emissions and how climate solutions can be…


Throughout the Midwest rural communities have been suffering from Coronavirus and drought. Senator Grassley needs to wake up to the dry conditions throughout Iowa which have led to high risk harvest conditions week to week. Iowa is in an extreme drought, and the state’s driest conditions are in the northwest corner of the state. The corners of Iowa are abnormally dry and will continue to see dry spells throughout November. Little has changed in drought conditions and we will see little relief in the coming weeks. Long term corn planting looks tough as drier soil with looming water shortages appear…


On Saturday 11/7/2020 was National Bison Day, a day America spends to honor a majestic mammal that has played a cultural, economic, and environmental role in the history of the country. It was on May 9, 2016 that the buffalo named the national mammal and joined the ranks of the Bald Eagle as the official symbol of our country. Like the eagle, the buffalo being named at the national mammal is one of the greatest conservation success stories of all time. There are several reasons why the bison was named the national mammal and one reason is the bison has…


Senator Chuck Grassley has thrown away all the good work he has done on leading Iowa’s renewable energy industry. There was a time when Grassley wasn’t a partisan corporate stooge and that time was the 1980’s. The Farm Crisis in the 1980’s was devastating for Iowa farmers but out of that darkness came the Iowa renewable energy rebirth. Iowa farmers were energy dependent and had costly energy overhead. With the implementation of a variety of renewable energy sources, Iowa farmers were able to bring down the cost of energy while at the same time lowering their carbon footprint. …


September marked the 50 year anniversary of the Clean Air Act passed unanimously in the Senate. The Clean Air Act is a major environmental safeguard that passed unanimously in the Senate in 1970 to lower pollution and clean up the air we breathe. The Clean Air Act has worked to keep our communities healthy, our environment safe, and created nearly 2 trillion dollars in benefits. The Clean Air Act proved we can have clean air and not sacrifice jobs.

Today the Clean Air Act remains a pedestal of environmental protection policy that has worked to lower pollution and keep our…


Congresswoman Cindy Axne has a vast amount of experience when it comes to conservation and protecting public lands. Axne use to work for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and currently is on the subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. Cindy Axne’s district is home to several urban forests as well as a variety of state parks. Protecting public lands is vital for rural Iowa as conservation and hunting go hand in hand. Hunting fees pay for a lot of conservation and for hunting seasons to thrive we need public lands to be protected and separate from DC politics. Donald Trump…


On August 10th 2020 over 1/3 of Iowa was hit by the Derecho, also known as an inland hurricane. Except a hurricane has much more notice and warning. Most Iowans have never heard of a Derecho and even seasoned meteorologists were caught off guard by the force of the Derecho. Iowa communities saw over 100 MPH winds and the greatest damage occurred in eastern Iowa where the highest wind speeds were recorded. The damage was similar to a tornado and Iowans were left without power for weeks. …


Outdoor recreation has gotten a boost during the coronavirus as being outdoors has been a great way to take your mind off from the crippling pandemic. This critical role of outdoor green spaces has highlighted the need to increase conservation and improve access to parks and public lands. Congresswoman Finkenauer has worked tirelessly to promote legislation that creates jobs in conservation. Staying healthy during a pandemic and providing employment during an economic crisis goes hand in hand with the Great American Outdoors Act. The Great American Outdoors Act provides funding for maintenance and repairs to a variety of public lands…

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