Postcard from Iowa: July

On June 26, Governor Branstad held signing ceremonies for two important pieces of legislation, one which authorizes new solar energy tax credits and a second which authorizes one million dollars for restoration of Iowa rivers and six million for Iowa lakes. These achievements are the result of hard work by many people. THANK YOU to all of you who support the Iowa Environmental Council as we work for more moments like these.

Governor Branstad signs legislation authorizing new solar tax credits as supporters look on

This year and last year, the Council advocated for new solar energy tax credits to support the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems by homeowners. The legislation the Governor signed will support small-scale solar installations of both solar PV and solar thermal (hot water, for example) systems.  Click the image to view full size or download.

Governor Branstad signs legislation funding lake and river restoration projects as supporters look on.
Iowa Rivers Revival members turned out in force to thank the Governor for supporting a $1 million appropriation for water trails and removal of dangerous low-head dams. The legislation also included $6 million for restoration projects at Iowa’s public lakes.  Click the image to view full size or download.

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