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Theresa Greenfield

Iowa is already experiencing climate change-fueled extreme weather events — including recording flooding — and Theresa Greenfield understands the importance of confronting the climate crisis. At the same time, she supports taking action to grow Iowa’s clean energy economy — creating job-paying jobs for Iowans in the process.

From the start of her campaign, Greenfield, who’s been endorsed by LCV Action Fund, has been aggressive in calling out Ernst’s denial of science, while also criticizing Trump’s EPA for prioritizing the interest of corporate polluters instead of Iowa communities.

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Joni Ernst

In Iowa, a state where families are directly impacted by climate change, Senator Joni Ernst has repeatedly denied the reality of human-caused climate change, saying that “climate change may just be a natural occurrence” and even voting against acknowledging that human-caused climate change is real. Since she was first elected to the Senate, Ernst accepted more than $330,000 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry and has advocated for them  in the U.S. Senate.Ernst led Senate Republicans’ efforts to block Obama’s Clean Water Rule that protected drinking water sources for over 117 million Americans. She later praised Trump’s weak replacement rule, which allows farmers to use pesticides and fertilizers that risk running into waterways, polluting our drinking water, and causing cancer and other diseases. Ernst has earned a lifetime LCV score of 3%.

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In The News

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LCV Victory Fund names additional members of 2020 Dirty Dozen: Senator Joni Ernst, David Richter, State Delegate Nick Freitas, Yvette Herrell, Fmr. Rep. Claudia Tenney, and Beth Van Duyne

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