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

September 28, 2021 Press Release

Today, Congresswomen Cindy Axne (IA-03), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Angie Craig (MN-02) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a bicameral group of Congressional members spanning seven states in a letter urging the Administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any reduction in biofuel blending requirements.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve and advance a package of seven appropriations bills to fund investments ranging from public health and safety initiatives to expansions of federal support for broadband, skills training, and rural communities.

The legislation includes multiple provisions that Rep. Axne worked to secure over the first half of 2021, including direct funding for nine projects across Iowa’s Third Congressional District and provisions to prevent closures or delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) named Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) the Co-Chair of the Rural Reinvestment Task Force, a new group aimed at developing and advancing policy solutions that will support rural communities across the U.S.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance comprehensive legislation aimed at protecting clean drinking water access, combating toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals, and supporting community water systems and cleanup efforts.

July 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and her fellow co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus introduced legislation to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to allow the sale of E15 and higher blends of ethanol to be sold year-round.

The lawmakers unveiled the Year-Round Fuel Choice Act in reaction to a recent D.C. Circuit Court decision which struck down an EPA rule which allowed year-round sale of E15.

June 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of both chambers of Congress to emphasize her interest in seeing investments in biofuels infrastructure included in the bipartisan agreement reached by the White House and a bipartisan group of senators yesterday.

June 1, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced new legislation aimed at promoting innovation and research around sustainable food practices and food waste reduction in the U.S.

The National Food Waste Reduction Act would create a Food Waste Research Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will partner with five regional institutions to conduct research, create waste reduction recommendations, and disseminate guidance to the general public.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House aimed at breaking down barriers for farmers and producers interested in participating in carbon markets and rewarding climate-smart practices used in Iowa agriculture and land use.

Limited access to reliable information about carbon markets and qualification red tape have restricted both landowner participation in carbon markets and the adoption of practices that help reduce the costs of developing carbon credits.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) wrote to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and four committee chairs to urge inclusion of investments and incentives for the biofuels sector in the House’s infrastructure proposal.

December 21, 2020 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a comprehensive package of legislation that includes a wide variety of priorities and provisions fought for by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) over the past year.