Environment

As a former Division Administrator at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Cindy recognizes the importance of conserving our environment, protecting our natural resources, and building resiliency to the effects of climate change.

At the Department of Management, Cindy directed the Governor’s Leadership Agenda for Energy Efficiency and Clean Environment where she helped bring Iowa’s wind energy industry to scale.  Iowa is now a national leader in clean and renewable energy production.

Cindy knows that helping our renewable fuel producers become more competitive in the market will create jobs, protect our environment and strengthen our national security.

Cindy is committed to supporting investment and innovation in our clean and renewable fuel industry to drive economic development and job growth, move us towards a cleaner environment and reduce our reliance on foreign oil.

Cindy has seen firsthand the devastation that worsening floods, storms, and other effects of climate change are already having on Iowa. While working to curb greenhouse gas emissions and halt the growing threat of a warming planet, Cindy knows that we must also build up community and agricultural resiliency to withstand the new realities of our environment.

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More on Environment

July 2, 2020 Press Release

This week, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance six different pieces of legislation written and sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03). Her legislation was included in multiple legislative packages that reduce the costs of health care, invest in infrastructure improvements, and protect renters and homeowners during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The six Axne-sponsored bills are:

January 10, 2020 Press Release
Washington D.C. — Today, the House passed comprehensive legislation to combat toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals that includes an amendment introduced by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03). The amendment, which expands public health resources to assist with local cleanup efforts, was adopted unanimously last night during debate on the bill.
December 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed into law numerous measures supported by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) that will eliminate the threat of burdensome healthcare taxes, bring investment to Iowa’s green economy and rural communities, help with disaster recovery and support local farmers, producers and small businesses.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass a package of appropriations bills and tax extenders, investing in key programs that help Iowans and provides funding certainty for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne joined Reps. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), and Paul Tonko (NY-20), chair of the Environment and Climate Change subcommittee, in introducing the National Climate Bank Act, legislation that creates a federal bank to invest in clean energy and emissions reduction projects.

September 23, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and more than 20 members of the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus sent a letter Friday urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address damage to the nation’s biofuels industry from EPA’s use of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs). In the letter, members outlined the damage caused by the SREs and called on EPA to ensure waived gallons are reallocated when setting Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs).
August 16, 2019 Press Release

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July 9, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) released the following statement criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel targets for 2020, which would remain virtually the same as 2019 obligations. Each year, the EPA issues a proposal governing how much renewable fuels should be blended in our fuel supply in the years ahead in order to drive growth in the biofuel industry and provide more choices for consumers.

July 1, 2019 In The News

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites.

June 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing focused on the economic hardships and extreme weather conditions farmers face, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) spoke on the need to significantly streamline processes and improve efficiency in the federal governments’ response to natural disasters in order to better serve Iowans. A link to download broadcast quality video / audio of the hearing is available here.