Environment

As the former Division Administrator at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Cindy recognizes the importance of conserving our environment and protecting our natural resources. 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.

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More on Environment

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.
June 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump signed into law the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include $3 billion in funding for Iowa and the Midwest in disaster funding since March.
June 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised final House passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include $3 billion in funding for Iowa and the Midwest in disaster funding since March.
May 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement after a House Republican blocked final passage of the bipartisan disaster supplemental funding bill that would provide much-needed aid to Iowa communities hit by devastating flooding in March:
May 23, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised Senate passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads back to House for final passage before heading to the President’s desk. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include Iowa and the Midwest in disaster funding since March.
May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) responded to the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lied to Congress about the origins of increased approval rates for Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for oil refineries.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully amended the disaster supplemental bill to increase funding for crucial programs vital to Iowa recovery efforts. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved two Axne amendments that increase funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program by $300 million and the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program by $500 million. Congresswoman Axne debated her amendments on the House floor today as Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) presided.