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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Iowans Will Play Key Role in Renewable Energy in 07

January 15, 2007


Fossil fuels are considered a leading cause of global warming, and that has some questioning why the U.S. government gives the oil industry billions of dollars in tax breaks. This week, Congress votes on rolling back those tax breaks and putting the money toward the development of clean, renewable energy. Lynn Laws, the interim executive director of the Iowa Environmental Council, says a lot can be done at the state level to increase Iowa's production of alternative fuels, like wind, bio-diesel and ethanol.

"I think we can have the same impact in Des Moines as our Congress is having in D.C. right now."

Laws explains that on January 22, the Iowa Environmental Council will hold it's annual lobbying day, an opportunity for everyday Iowans to talk directly to lawmakers about their environmental concerns.

"That's where Iowans will have a chance to talk to other Iowans and their Representatives and their Senators about the importance of clean, renewable energy, energy independence and energy efficiency in Iowa."

Laws adds Iowa is in a unique position to affect national energy policy because so many presidential candidates will be traveling the state in advance of the Iowa caucuses.

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - IA