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Tell the IUB: Protect Iowans - Hold MidAmerican Accountable

added 12/17/2021

As climate threats multiply and high energy bills hit, this is your chance to ask the Iowa Utilities Board to hold MidAmerican Energy accountable to protect the climate, protect Iowans’ health, and save customers money.

recent analysis conducted by Synapse Energy Economics showed MidAmerican could save its customers a minimum of $1.2 BILLION by retiring its coal fleet by 2030 and replacing it with renewables. This clearly shows that MidAmerican's current plan to keep running its six Iowa coal plants indefinitely is both economically and environmentally irresponsible.

Iowans should not have to pay billions in extra energy bills, while facing mounting healthcare costs and escalating climate impacts. MidAmerican must make a plan now to retire its coal plants by 2030 and the IUB can make that happen. Let them know - the time is NOW.

This issue is before the IUB and we encourage you to share your thoughts through the online comment form on their website. Get more information and submit your comments.

Tell Your Legislator: Support MRRRI

added 7/1/2021

The Mississippi River is a vital resource that provides much to our state and region. The river is:  

  • Drinking water to 20 million people in 50 cities,  
  • River road or “flyway” for 325+ bird species,  
  • Habitat for 780+ species,   
  • $500 billion in annual revenue and employment of 1.5 million people, and
  • Recreation and revitalization for all who live near and visit the River.

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and four original co-sponsors introduced legislation to coordinate restoration and resilience work up and down the Mississippi River corridor: the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Act (MRRRI). MRRRI would provide critical funds to increase climate resiliency, improve water quality, and more in mainstem river states like Iowa.  

Iowa communities need support to increase resiliency in the face of extreme weather due to climate change. Investing in natural infrastructure, such as wetland restoration and floodplain reconnection, can protect us, our homes, livelihoods, and our waters. Tell Congress that you support MRRRI.