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

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.
August 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) welcomed a new $1,279,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support the construction of a new campground at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs.

The new grant comes less than one month after legislation cosponsored by Rep. Axne to permanently fund the LWCF was signed into law.

August 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation cosponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), into law. The measure invests in protecting America’s public lands and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to repair and restore national and state parks, lakes, rivers, and trails.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a package of four appropriations bills containing billions in investments for programs to protect Iowa’s agricultural economy, environment, rural communities, and its veterans.

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne voted to advance the Great American Outdoors Act, which she cosponsored, in order to protect Americans public lands and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to repair and restore national and state parks, lakes, rivers, and trails.

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.