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Take action for the climate and clean energy in Iowa!

The 2020 Iowa legislative session convenes this coming Monday and there is a dangerous bill from last year’s session that will be alive and eligible for debate. Last year, Iowa’s largest utility company, MidAmerican Energy, lobbied for Senate File 583 in the Iowa legislature. SF 583 would impose huge fees on locally-owned renewable energy projects like rooftop and community solar in order to keep more customers buying power from MidAmerican Energy. MidAmerican even formed the REAL Coalition, a secret front group that spent more than a million dollars on ads promoting the bill. While we helped stop SF 583 from passing last year, the legislation will be alive again when the Iowa legislative session starts next week. It’s time for MidAmerican to put people and planet before profit. The privately-owned utility makes more than a half a billion dollars in profit in Iowa every year. We are in a climate emergency, and locally-owned renewable energy...

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Weekly Update: Feb. 22, 2019

What a week! Yesterday, I got to spend the day with 75 clean water fighters at the Capitol. It was great to stand beside so many people, from across the state, to lobby for our shared future.  Our big push of the day was lobbying for House File 203, our factory farm moratorium bill. Together we lobbied over 15 key legislators and held a press rally with two of our bill sponsors and Des Moines Water Works’ Bill Stowe. And, over 100 of you weighed in from home by calling Rep. Dean Fisher (R- Tama Co) asking him to assign HF 203 to a sub-committee. Thank you!  Tuesday was a big day for members in Story County. In the afternoon, we supported Story Co. Supervisor’s appeal of a factory farm permit before the DNR’s Environmental Protection Commission (EPC). In the evening, 150 of you turned out to a meeting where the Board of Supervisors voted to become the 25th county in the state to pass a resolution calling for changes to how Iowa...

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