PRESS RELEASE (October 9, 2019) — Today, Sierra Club launched a digital advertising campaign calling on Senator Joni Ernst to address the climate crisis impacting Iowa communities. The video pressures Sen Ernst to support a 100% clean-energy economy.

“The climate crisis has been ignored by President Trump and Sen Ernst has simply done nothing to spur action to reduce the carbon pollution that exacerbates climate change,” said Pam Mackey-Taylor, Sierra Club Iowa Chapter Director. “Iowans are demanding action on climate change yet Senator Ernst is out of step with the state she is supposed to represent.”

Earlier this year, severe flooding in Iowa caused over $2 billion in damage, destroying agriculture and threatening the state’s future farming-economy. Nevertheless, President Trump and his polluter-packed cabinet continue their assault on environmental protections — tacking action to roll back more than 80 rules that protect us from dangerous pollution. Their agenda is propping up the dirty energy industry, threatening our health, and slowing the inevitable transition to 100% clean energy sources.

The video can be viewed here.


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