Energy & Environment

100 ways to harm endangered species

Endangered Species Act, Polar Bear

Congress’ agenda goes far beyond news grabbing headlines on national security and job growth; it also includes undermining protections for imperiled wildlife. Surprised? Don’t be.
 
Since the start of the 114th Congress last January,...

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LEED pilot for wood to reduce need for government regulation

Building “green” is no longer just a trend. It is a booming economic engine that is considered essential by leading developers, planners and construction companies. The LEED certification system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has...

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The clock is ticking on flood insurance reform

Millions of Americans rely on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to rebuild following natural disasters.  But with the NFIP on the verge of a financial crisis, consensus is growing for reforms that will ensure the program can...

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A better way to conserve our resources

There must be a better way to protect and preserve our nation’s vital natural resources. We’ve been struggling for years here in Iowa to deal with higher-than-normal nitrate levels in our water, and as recent experience in Flint, Michigan and the...

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