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D.C. Dispatch: Iowa delegation united to allow year-round E-15 sales

BY: - July 16, 2021

This week in D.C., the Iowa delegation came together on bills that would allow the year-round sale of E-15 fuel. They also introduced or co-sponsored bills on broadband, immigration and home repair.  All six of Iowa’s elected officials in D.C. have signed onto legislation that would amend the Clean Air Act to allow the year-round […]

Grassley: Biden rules could hurt farmers, biofuels industry

BY: - June 16, 2021

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he plans to vote against a key environmental agency appointment to protest Biden administration regulatory moves that could hurt farmers. In a call with Iowa reporters, Grassley said he would vote against the appointment of Radhika Fox of California as assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That […]

EPA nominee Regan fields GOP discontent on Biden climate change orders

BY: - February 3, 2021

Michael Regan would “follow the science and follow the law” if confirmed as EPA administrator, he told the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during a three-hour confirmation hearing Wednesday. President Joe Biden nominated Regan, who is currently the Secretary of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, for EPA administrator last month. Although Regan’s confirmation […]

Iowa ag secretary: Biden’s waterway regulations could hurt farm interests

BY: - January 22, 2021

Democratic President Joe Biden spent part of his first week in office inserting himself into one of agriculture’s hottest policy debates, the fight over which waterways will be protected under the Clean Water Act.  Biden’s initial executive orders included one that threw out Republican President Donald Trump’s order. Trump’s action led to new rules that […]