Environment

  • New fuel options at the pump? Loebsack says yes

    - Mar 3, 2016
    The Iowa City Democrat reintroduced legislation this week that would help expand electric-vehicle charging stations and biofuels at traditional U.S. gas stations.   By Quentin Misiag | quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack this week reintroduced federal legislation aimed at implementing biofuels...
  • Gore, in Iowa, boosts climate activism

    - May 6, 2015
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Slightly more than 400 attendees from across the United States and the world, representing 22 countries, roared with applause as former Vice President Al Gore entered for a training presentation reminiscent of his documentary,...
  • Iowa delegation moves on ethanol

    - Apr 23, 2015
    Much of Iowa’s congressional delegation says the Environmental Protection Agency is improperly placing binds on renewable-fuel companies and consumers. Members in the U.S. House and Senate have introduced acts that would strip “burdensome restrictions” placed on...
  • Lawmakers sign letter of caution for proposed Iowa oil pipeline

    - Mar 10, 2015
    More than a dozen Iowa House members have signed a letter pushing the Iowa Utilities Board to bring forth an independent environment assessment before siding on one side of a proposed oil pipeline spanning over 1,000...