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.

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.

News Release | Environment Iowa

Wind Energy in Iowa Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 1,187,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

Des Moines, IA - As Hurricane Sandy and this summer’s drought prompt more Iowans to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Iowa released a new report today that shows that Iowa’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 1,187,000  cars off the road per year. All of Iowa has also suffered from severe or extreme drought this year, and the Environment Iowa report shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 98,100 Iowans.