News Release | Environment Iowa

Nuclear Power Regulators Find Faults in U.S. Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting today to release the 60-day findings of the NRC task force reviewing NRC processes and regulations in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns.  The review found faults in plant preparedness systems and the regulations that prescribe the extent of those systems.  For example, the review highlighted the fact that ‘Severe Accident Management Systems’ are inconsistently implemented across the country.  The NRC has continued its licensing and re-licensing of nuclear reactors without any new protections against disasters.

News Release | Environment Iowa

Senator Harkin Standing Up for Iowans’ Health During Federal Budget Debate

As negotiations around funding for the federal government continue in Washington, D.C., Senator Harkin is taking actions to ensure that the final bill does not include attacks on Iowans’ public health and our environment. 

News Release | Environment Iowa

Exposing the Influence of Agribusiness in Politics

Big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to clean water in the United States, according to a new report by Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center. The report, “Growing Influence: The Political Power of Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways,” was released today.

News Release | Environment Iowa

Plug-in Electric Cars Lower Global Warming Emissions, Oil Consumption and Unhealthy Air Pollution

Increasing America’s use of  plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid cars would dramatically reduce emissions that cause global warming and air pollution and would curb dependence on oil, according to a new white paper released today by Environment Iowa.

News Release | Environment Iowa

New Report: Nuclear a Step Backwards in Effort Against Global Warming

Investment in nuclear power will actually set the U.S. back in the effort to reduce global warming pollution, according to a new report released today by Environment Iowa.

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