Tell IowaDOT: Use Volkswagen settlement to move clean energy forward
Remember when Volkswagen was found to have sold nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles equipped with defeat devices designed to cheat emissions standards?
As a result, Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is slated to receive a $21 million settlement. The money must be used to replace or repower diesel engines.
This is a chance for us to shape a clean energy future in Iowa!
The DOT is already hearing from big-monied dirty energy interests like the natural gas industry. Natural gas isn’t a step forward. It will keep us locked
in a fossil fuel economy and strengthen the harmful fracking industry that threatens our water.
They need to hear from you!
These infrastructure investments from this settlement money will be around for decades to come. Now is the time to make sure Iowa uses our resources to transition to 100% clean energy and protect our communities (not the fossil fuel industry’s profits).
Will the Iowa DOT use this opportunity to move Iowa’s clean energy forward? Sign our petition today.
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P.S. We’re hitting the road for climate change!
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