Category Archives: Energy

An Energy Revolution

A recent article at Nuclear News reminds us the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution. “The cost of renewables like solar and cell batteries for electric vehicles are making the carbon-based economy obsolete, with the turning point … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Attack On Iowa Jobs In Wind Energy

Action alert by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee – Boldprogressives.org Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA — Scott Pruitt — has sided with big oil against renewable fuel producers in Iowa. He actively challenged the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) … Continue reading

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Have You Blocked A Bulldozer Today?

Update from Ed Fallon about the fight to stop the Bakken Pipeline. Dear Friends, I’ve always believed we could stop the Bakken Pipeline. I still believe that. As they say in the world of opera, it ain’t over til the … Continue reading

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Calling All Pipeline Fighters For Urgent Action Tuesday

A note from Ed Fallon: Dear Friends – I spoke with State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann today on my talk show and he announced big news on the Eminent Domain Bill: Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28th at 12:00 noon in Room 22 … Continue reading

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Eminent Domain Bill Emerging In #ialegis

An eminent domain bill is emerging in the Iowa legislature. If it becomes law, it would impact both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Rock Island Clean Line which share the issue of being merchant distribution lines for oil and … Continue reading

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Bakken Pipeline Resistance Iowa Meetings

(Editor’s Note: Cheryl Valenta, Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, announced three informational meetings in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls and Iowa City about the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline proposed to the Iowa Utilities Board in January). Have you heard about the proposed … Continue reading

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Ed Fallon On The Iowa Bakken Oil Pipeline

Blog for Iowa caught up with Ed Fallon in Iowa City at a March 11 fundraiser for his Iowa Pipeline Walk along the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation through Iowa to Illinois. … Continue reading

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Loebsack On KXL Vote: We Need Comprehensive Jobs Legislation

“It is unfortunate that Republicans have refused to move any comprehensive jobs legislation to keep jobs from going overseas. A good first start would be an immediate consideration of a long-term transportation bill so American workers can get back to … Continue reading

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Iowa Bakken Backers Braking

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company proposing to build a transfer pipeline from the Bakken/Three Forks shale oil production area in North Dakota, across 17 counties in Iowa, to its existing pipeline in Pakota, Illinois, announced yesterday it will delay … Continue reading

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Meeting Iowa's Renewable Energy Challenge

IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is hosting several events centered on the theme of “Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge”.  Please mark your calendar to join us for any or all of the events, which include: Wednesday, … Continue reading

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