DES MOINES, IOWA (June 8, 2020) — The Land and Liberty Coalition (L&LC), a Midwestern grassroots organization already advocating for clean-energy development in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, announced its official Iowa launch today. The Coalition partners with local citizens, landowners, clean-energy advocates, and policymakers to promote common-sense policies that advance renewable energy while protecting and benefiting local communities. By providing relevant information and helping citizens organize as effective advocates, L&LC empowers individuals and communities to take control of their energy future.
“Market forces are driving the transition to renewable energy across the Midwest, and Iowa stands to benefit tremendously from the lower costs and greater reliability of a diverse energy mix,” said Nick Boeyink, field operations director of The Iowa Land and Liberty Coalition. “Large-scale wind and solar developments are increasingly common in rural Iowa, and local residents are experiencing new economic development opportunities, local job growth, and additional tax revenues for schools, roads, and emergency services. The Land and Liberty Coalition wants to help even more communities across the state experience those same benefits.”
The Iowa Land and Liberty Coalition is a project of the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum (ICEF), a conservative clean energy organization focused on state-level policy. The two organizations share a free-market approach to energy policy that prioritizes affordability, reliability, competition, and innovation.
“Iowa farmers and landowners are the bedrock of our state and by partnering with them to engage in utility-scale siting efforts we hope to advance energy policies that make way for clean energy while respecting property rights,” said Jake Ketzner, ICEF executive director. “Through the Land & Liberty Coalition, ICEF is enabling communities and individuals to capitalize on the many benefits of clean energy development and guaranteeing that Iowans can use their property as they see fit. We stand ready to offer the information and support needed to navigate the integration of energy generation and rural Iowa.”
For more information about the Land and Liberty Coalition, visit www.landandlibertycoalition.com.
About Land and Liberty Coalition: The Land and Liberty Coalition is committed to fostering common-sense local government policies that advance renewable energy, increase financial security, and protect property rights. The Coalition's goal is to empower individuals and communities to take control of their energy future by providing relevant information and helping local citizens organize as effective advocates. For more information, visit www.landandlibertycoalition.com.
About ICEF: The Iowa Conservative Energy Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy statewide. ICEF was established in 2019 as a platform for Iowa conservatives to promote the benefits of an “all of the above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. ICEF is a member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste-reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect, and responsibly enhance our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit https://www.iowacef.org/.