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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center

Every Single Iowa County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

While much of Iowa is still suffering from this summer’s drought, which left Iowa’s farmers with $1 billion in crop damages, a new Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment Iowa

18 Local Elected Leaders, Outdoors Businesses, Environmental Advocacy Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Loess Hills, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Des Moines--Today, Environment Iowa and 18 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections for the Loess Hills and Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge from development and budget cuts. The Loess Hills and Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and other beloved parks in Iowa have been providing Iowa residents with lifelong memories for decades. With groups from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to Active Endeavors signed on, the letter demonstrates the tremendous value that citizens, outdoors organizations, and local business owners place on Iowa’s public parks.

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News Release | Environment Iowa

President Obama Outlines Plan to Tackle Global Warming with Clean Energy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama backed up his bold words on addressing global warming from his inaugural address by outlining clean energy solutions that will pave the way towards a cleaner, healthier future.

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News Release | Environment Iowa

Iowa State Legislators applauded for calling on calling on President Obama to prioritize action on global warming

Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including twelve Iowa legislators, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment Iowa and other environmental advocates across the country.

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News Release | Environment Iowa

President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

In his inaugural address, President Obama committed to do more to tackle global warming in his second term, building on the strong foundation his administration laid over the last four years. From Hurricane Sandy, to raging forest fires, to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, far too many Americans and the places we love have been devastated by recent extreme weather events fueled by global warming.

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