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 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.
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.