FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020
DES MOINES – The Land & 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 commonsense 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 & 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 & Liberty Coalition wants to help even more communities across the state experience those same benefits.”
The Iowa Land & 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, visit www.LandandLibertyCoalition.com.